Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day six

Day six of job hunting. Yes. Day six. With a single text message, I activated my "network" on Friday while the HR lady was talking to me, before I even left my office. That started more than a dozen discussions with people all over the US. Some of those discussions led to people asking for my resume; the job hunt didn't slow down over the weekend, either. That means I've been at it for six days. I've filled out several "career" applications for local businesses, but haven't had any interviews yet. I remain optimistic. In my free time, I'm trying to bone up on knowledge that may help me land a gig.

I've also talked to a few recruiters and applied for a couple of part time gigs. Some technical, some not. All of which I'd probably love, none of which would provide the health insurance my wife needs. Also, none of them would they pay our rent unless I happened to get offers for every single part-time job I applied for and somehow managed to align the schedules so that I could work 80-hour weeks. Hey, I had a few 90 hour weeks at ONE job before. Ugh.

The jobs are out there in droves, but so are the un(der)-employed. I'm likely to be tossing my name into a hat with 150 others with every application I fill out.

8 comments:

Joshua said...

The job hunt is never fun unless you're already employed (and even then...)

Sucks to hear that you were a victim of the sucktacular economy and I pray that you find a decent gig soon.

MRMacrum said...

Good Luck. Something tells me you will land on your feet though.

Apertome said...

Good luck! I agree with MRMacrum ... you'll find something.

A Midnight Rider said...

It's tough but things are turning for the better. You'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

Did "Obama's" economy take you down, or was it related to how you actually did your job?

Noah said...

Since you've asked it that way, the answer is "Neither." Way to be a cowardly Internet troll, though.

MechanicMatt said...

Not knowing how your last job ended, I hope that you qualify for unemployment. I have lived off of it awhile and it helps you last. Good luck with the search, it has been extremely difficult for me, but I am a manufacturing engineer and there are less and less factories. Good luck...

Noah said...

Thanks, I appreciate it. I've got a few leads solidifying for me this week, but no job offers yet. With any luck, I won't need unemployment, but I do fully qualify for it.

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