Finally, last night, I realized something: I had become a professional job seeker. For twenty-two months, I have been unemployed and acting like it, hoping that the economy would improve, architecture would rebound, and someone would hire me. All of my actions to date have revolved around that. Really, there’s nothing wrong with it; that is what most people are doing these days, at least among the unemployed. But I realized I had to make a choice: Am I a professional job seeker, or am I an architect?
It sounds simple, or maybe just silly. No one is really a professional job seeker, right? If you’re out of work, you just have to find a new job, so that’s your focus until you do. But think about it. What’s one of the consistent pieces of advice given to the unemployed