Hi Budget Board! I had an idea to start a thread dedicated to anyone out there who is currently searching for a new job, whether they're just out of school, unemployed, or just looking for a change. After all, for most of us who haven't won the lottery yet, our Disney trip budgets depend on our income from our day jobs!* My husband pointed out that I've been procrastinating on this whole job search thing, and that we can't afford to take all the trips we'd like to take if I don't get my butt in gear soon. I'm sure there are lots of people out there also struggling to stay motivated and wishing they had people to talk to about the search. So I was thinking we could chat about the ups and downs of the process here and also keep each other accountable! I'll start: Hi! I'm Artygal90! As my username suggests, up until recently I was employed full-time at my dream job at a performing arts organization. After the third or fourth department-wide furlough in less than two years (usually 1 week at minimum, although this one is going on 2 months), I've decided that I don't want to return whenever they call the people from my department back to work. I'm currently juggling a couple part-time jobs babysitting and working at a friend's store, but I am currently looking for an exciting full-time job in a totally new field. No idea what field exactly yet, which is making writing a new resume and cover letter difficult, but maybe some other people have ideas they'd like to share? Who else is out there? What's going well for you? What's going poorly? Let's chat! *(I looked on the Community Board, and it didn't seem like this thread would fit in there. But mods, I understand if you want to move it).