Job Seeking and Creative Identity

Reflections on Creativity, Trauma and Career Paths

Amy Punt
6 min readApr 22, 2024

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A silhouette of a shadow on a forest floor leading to a path to indicate how the shadow in dreams can point us toward the right path.
Self portrait in shadow by author

Job search: Build website. Retool resume, continually. Search for jobs. Find one that looks promising. Write a unique and arresting cover letter. Tweak resume. Hear nothing. Hear something. Get interview. Get second interview. Get third interview, maybe final? Work stressful weekend job to try to make ends meet. Monday…

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Amy Punt

Writing about Personal Growth, Trauma, Recovery and the cultural moments that reflect our hidden traumas.