We have been in Austin for almost 3 months now and I have nothing to show for it in the full-time job department. Now, I realize some people search for a job for much longer than 3 months, but for me it has felt like an eternity. I guess I had unrealistic expectations... For some reason I believed that I would find something within a matter of weeks. I thought, "Oh, I'll take a few weeks to settle in to the new apartment and everything, and then I'll find a job - no problem!" But I was wrong.
I have been lucky enough to find part-time work at Ann Taylor LOFT, which just so happens to be my favorite store, but the part-time paycheck is not my favorite. Most weeks I work less than 20 hours; which not only means less money, it also mean more free time. I know what you're thinking... "More free time? I wish I had some of that!" But after 3 months of free time, I've had more than my fair share.
So I guess it's time for my usual plea: if you know anyone in the Non-Profit or Human Resources world here in Austin who wants to hire a smart, professional young woman, please let me know and I will email you my resume immediately! Not kidding ;)