O Job, Where Art Thou?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 @ 2:51pm

This is something I’ve thought about for a long time, but never really seriously considered it until recently. I’ve been searching for a job for almost a year without any success. I’ve had a few interviews here and there, and a couple of other prospects that unfortunately fell through. The market for what I’m looking for (i.e. web design/development) in Birmingham is just really bad. As a result of this, I’m beginning to seriously considering moving to another part of the country.

I’ve had some time to think about exactly what it is I want to do; I need something that involves more creativity than what I am currently in. When I first signed onto where I am working currently, I never planned for this job to be a long term. I was hoping I could put a year or two under my belt with some experience and move onto something else eventually. Unfortunately, given my search over the past 10 months, I am beginning to get the feeling that Birmingham is just not that place. I am going to need to move somewhere out west.

I’m not 100% on this decision yet, and am still allowing a couple of more months for something to show up here in Birmingham. But the longer I go, the more I feel that I will be unable to continue the work I currently am doing without finding another opportunity and fast. Web design/development comes to mind when I think of what I want to do, but I’m certainly willing to explore other options that are within my interests. If you know of any opportunities that I could possibly look into, please let me know.