May 6th, 2004


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"Just keep plugging: send out more resumes, call for more jobs, look harder. Don't expect them to get back to you if they don't hire you. Eventually, something will turn up."
-- anyone who's ever offered job-hunting advice.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
-- Albert Einstein

  • What's the difference between hunting for a job and shouting into a dark cave?
    At least shouting into a cave will yield echoes.

  • What's the difference between hunting for a job and buying a lottery ticket?
    Your chances of winning are about the same, but at least when you don't win the lottery, it doesn't reflect on your ability.

  • What's the difference between a degree in Basket-Weaving and a degree in Earth Sciences?
    If you majored in basket-weaving, you can always find an outlet for your work in a swap meet.

No, I didn't get that job that had me so excited, why do you ask?
  • Current Mood
    soul-crushing depair
happy, funny, cute

"I'm feeling MUCH better now." John Astin's recurring character in Night Court used to say (usually in reference to his time in a mental hospital).

I took a deep breath, hopped on my bike, rode to the library and spend a couple of hours reading Popular Mechanics and Scientific American. A most excellent combination to induce Mellow.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in with both sympathy and advice -- especially cargoweasel, who basically advocated the "kick ass and take names" school of job hunting which I've paid lip-service to and have yet to actually implement. I've had ideas on how to retool the resume and hype myself more in it -- I may turn that into a full-fledged reformatting.
  • Current Mood
    mellow mellow