The way I see it, it would be sexist to think that teaching my son how to cook, clean, and serve his family is one step forward for mankind, but then think that teaching my daughter the same thing would be a step backward for womankind.
So, I’m a millennial, just starting out in the workforce and I still have a lot to learn. When I graduated from college I was unemployed for eight months before finding a job as a receptionist at a really cool company. I’ve been there for a little over a year and while I really like my job the company is very small and there’s not a lot of room for growth, and the pay is not great. So I’m gearing up to start looking for a new job.
My question is, um, how do I do it? I’ve never had to look for a job while I already had one before. All my previous jobs were internships and work-study that just ended, no quitting or getting fired or anything like that. When I was unemployed I devoted myself full time to finding a job so I would have several interviews a week at whatever time of day was most convenient for the interviewer. Obviously I can’t do it quite the same way without putting my current job at risk. I know to use sick time and go on my lunch break to interviews, but at what point does that become suspicious?
I would also like to move up the latter at least a little both career and pay-wise. Am I being too ambitious? Should I look for more specialized assistant-type jobs or should I stick with secretary jobs? Or should I stay at my current job longer? Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
Do you have any advice for our millennial? Let them know in the comments.
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