I have been looking for something a little more permanent as far as employment goes for a few months now. Freelance is great for a flexible schedule and having different types of projects to work on, but as most creatives know its not the most financially stable form of employment. And I, like most people, really do not enjoy living paycheck to paycheck.
Recently I had a stroke of good fortune when my friend Yukiko was asked if she knew any designers who could do some web prototyping and she reached out to me to see if I was interested. I was definitely interested and she worked with me to get my rusty web and coding skills up to par. I forgot how much I love working with HTML/CSS and how much it can annoy me at times—I’m looking at you missing ” from my class name in the div tag.
Yukiko passed my information along to the hiring manager who got in touch with me shortly afterward. She informed me that the prototyper position had been put on hold and if/when they decided to reinstate the position she would keep me in mind for it. Needless to say I was quite sad about this as I had let me hopes get up there.
This experience seem to follow a pattern I have noticed with my application experiences—that pattern being that every time I really get my hopes up as I know I’m the right person for the position, I get let down. After going through this cycle as many times as I have, I almost don’t let myself even think that I have a chance to get a certain position anymore. I know I’m making it harder on myself as thinking that I don’t have a chance totally drains me of my motivation and excitement.
So keep a look out for the change of web address and let me know your approach to job hunting.