Tag Archives: The Interminable Job Search

Work matters.

“All honest work is honorable.”  My Dad. An area manager for a large insurance company tried to recruit me to be a sales agent last week. He kept talking about how my qualifications didn’t match my work history. “Whenever someone … Continue reading

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Interview fail.

Dear Ms. Recruiter: I am very sorry that the connection was so bad yesterday when we talked.  Otherwise, it would not have taken until I saw your email at 10:00 pm Pacific last night for me to see that the … Continue reading

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I don’t understand this.

I got a rejection letter for a job that I had really, REALLY wanted this morning.  It was the standard, “although we are impressed with your credentials, your skills and experience are not compatible with our current job opening,” which … Continue reading

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Well, well.

I had a very productive day yesterday. I straightened the house so the housekeeper could come in.  I did a load of laundry.  I went to my Thursday afternoon group.  I went to the post office to mail off the … Continue reading

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Nice consolation prize, there.

As I suspected, I did not get the job at the Coolest Place Ever. Given the way the process was handled, I don’t feel like I was rejected, simply like I was not that good a fit. However, as I … Continue reading

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I do not think I am the droid you are looking for. Sadly.

I did a skills test earlier this week for a position at the Coolest Place Ever.  After I turned in the computer portion of the test, they handed me Tom Rath’s Strengths Finder 2.0 with instructions to take the assessments … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon.

So, I am lying on my bed under the influence of Vicodin — which I am not supposed to take because the acetaminophen in it is contraindicated with some of the other meds — because the strained ligament in my … Continue reading

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