Job Applications & NaNoWriMo Prep! | Week in Review

Welcome back to my Week in Review, the weekly feature where I share links to everything that went up on the blog this week, mini life updates, and anything else I found noteworthy during the week. I was super busy and active this week but not so much on the blog.

The first part of the week I was busy doing some lengthy job applications and errands for my current job. I needed to go to the police station to get my picture taken for my I.D. badge that grants me free access to the community center, a perk of my part-time job. I also took a free clerical test downtown so that I could apply for some other city jobs. I’m hoping I might be able to work at my local library!

I’ve also been trying to more active each day. I started taking my little guy Ty on walks every morning during the school week and continued that this week. I also started doing about 20 minutes of Pilates every afternoon before work. I get cardio at work from running around with the kids, but I still want to tone up!

➴ This Week on Betwined Reads . . .

This week I only published three blog posts! I definitely knew there was no way I was going to repeat last week. While I loved having a post up practically every day, I knew I needed to give myself a break from the late night post polishing. I’m still working on finding my happy medium.

Books on My Fall TBR
Weekend Reads
A Quick Blog Update
TBR Book Tag

➴ The Job Search

Normally this space would be dedicated to noteworthy blog posts from the week, but I didn’t do too much blog hopping this week. Instead I thought I’d share some of the job positions I applied for, in case anyone is wondering what kinds of jobs a former English major can apply for.

  1. Human Resources Foreign Service Officer (Full-time)
  2. Tourism Coordinator (Full-time)
  3. Shelving Clerk (Part-time)
  4. Community Facility Worker (Part-time)

I’m still applying to part-time jobs because I’d like to work a few more hours right now outside of my current part-time job. I’m hoping to get some office experience that will help me get my foot in the door at those entry-level jobs that require a certain amount of office experience to begin with. Can we all roll our eyes together now?

➴ Novel Progress

I’m bummed I didn’t write a Novel Progress on Wednesday. I ended up coming up with a great idea for it too! I think I will use it this week. It’s about different kinds of writing goals. I’ve not talked about that on Betwined Reads yet, and I’ve been thinking a lot about goals that work best for me right now.

I will also go ahead and announce right here that I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, probably with the project I’m working on right now, but I’m not 100% sure yet. I’ve been itching to try my hand at writing a contemporary! Whatever I end up writing, October will be spent preparing for the November writing frenzy.

As Novel Progress will be dedicated to NaNoWriMo prep, each Wednesday I will share resources and advice for anyone thinking about joining in November.

Tentative Schedule

  • Oct. 3: Announcement + Plans
  • Oct. 10: Deciding What to Write
  • Oct. 17: A Writing Bullet Journal + Organization Tips
  • Oct. 24: NaNoWriMo Survival Kit
  • Oct. 31: Making Time to Write

☙ ❧ END NOTE ❧ ☙

I’m hoping to have a very productive Sunday! Saturday took it easy, taking care of household chores in between working on my novel. Today I want to finish up some blog posts ahead time and do some much needed reading. I have about five posts currently that I’d like to share this week, so I need to get a few of them drafted today so that I’m ready for anything else that might pop up during the week.

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7 thoughts on “Job Applications & NaNoWriMo Prep! | Week in Review

  1. Marie

    Ohhhh fingers crossed for you to be able to work for your local library, that would be so great! :D
    I hope you’ll end up lucky and will find something great, I know too well how complicated job-hunting is, and how frustrating as well, especially when they ask for tons of experience for entry-level kind of jobs. This does not make ANY kind of sense at all, it’s so frustrating 😂
    And yay for doing NaNoWriMo, that’s so great!! I wish you the best of luck already with all the prep!! :D

    1. Lori @ Betwined Reads

      Thank you sooo much! <3 I'm trying to stay optimistic and keep my eyes open for anything that I might be remotely qualified for.

      Also, I'm sooo excited for NaNoWriMo, it makes the prep so much easier. I wish you the best of luck with your writing as well (as always), whether you end up participating or not ^_^

  2. nsfordwriter

    Good luck with finding a job, it’s hard especially after graduation. I have mainly worked in libraries – and once you’ve had 1 library job, it’s easier to get others and build up your experience.

    1. Lori @ Betwined Reads

      Thanks! <3 I'm hoping to get a call soon. I have no way of checking in on my application status (they say not to), so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed everything goes through. It seems like a job high schoolers can apply for so…hopefully my chances are higher ^_^

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  4. Sophia Ismaa

    The job economy is so difficult to navigate around now and so many people do not go on to work in the field that is related to the degree. But I’m sure there’s plenty more jobs an English major can apply to, have you considered the publishing industry or marketing? You’re a book reader so I’m sure you’d definitely enjoy working in the publishing industry. 🙂 and yay, Pilates is the best kind of workout!

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