Recruiter: Hello, may I speak to Shevonne Polastre?
Me: This is she...
Recruiter: Hi, my name is So-and-So, I was wondering if you are still in the market?
Me (excited): Yes, yes I am.
Recruiter: Oh great! I work for Such-and-Such. I have a wonderful Help Desk opportunity. Would you be interested?
My heart sinks once again. I could take the lower or higher ground. If I took the lower, I would say
Me: I gather that you didn't even pay attention to my resume. No, I am not looking for a Help Desk position. This is the reason that the resume title was "English Grad looking to start Writing Career."
However, I take the higher ground and say
Me: No, I am sorry, but I am looking for a position closer to my major.
Recruiter: Oh, what is your major?
Recruiter: Oh, ok. Well good luck!
This is my plead. Please, please take the extra seconds to read everything on someone's resume. When someone is desperately looking for a job, it doesn't help when she is shot down for a position that she wasn't fond of, but only had to finance her way through college and life. I want to start a career in either Writing or Public Relations.
Public Relations you might ask. Well, every time I throw social events, they are always wonderful, and I love planning them. So, why not.
Well good luck to all you fellow job seekers. I don't know. I hear that fast food places make about $9 an hour now. At least if I have that on my resume, I will get called for Customer Service positions.