Keeping up with the New Year’s Resolutions is not as easy as many make it to be.

Everywhere I go (on the net) there are articles on how you can keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions. Yet, it’s easier said than done. It’s even harder when your main goal is to get a good job. Yes, not just a job but a good one.

I’ve been working for 8 years now, and I have nothing to show for it. Absolutely nothing. I might sound bitter, but that’s the truth.

After a few days of job hunting (if I could call it that), I’ve realized that the demands have increased. It’s not enough to have experience, to know a foreign language and have a higher education. I’m a bit taken aback by this.

Job hunting funny

But, I knew this would happen. It’s very hard to keep your spirits high when you are looking for a job and there seems to be nothing for you out there. It’s very easy to give in to pressure. I’m glad by past self thought of many things to keep me busy and motivated during this period (reading, learning, playing and enjoying my free time).

So, this is what I learned from a few days of job hunting:

– Everyone is looking for a German/Spanish/Italian/French speaker (but mostly German)
– Office Pack is still in high demand
– There are a LOT of Customer Service jobs disguised out there
– No one is looking for a secretary or an assistant anymore

Further more, there are a lot of online jobs out there. Jobs that allow you to work from home. That sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams and very few websites offer protection. Being a free lancer is the dream of many, but it also come with great risks.

There are two things that I can do at the moment: have patience and improve myself.