8.17.2007

Revving up the Job Hunting Machine

It has been made, somewhat painfully, apparent to me that I will not be able to generate a regular and decent income through my photography at this point. This is further rammed home by the recent and catastrophic loss of my laptop hard drive, may it rest in pieces soon.

On that note, by the way, I'm on last ditch efforts to salvage any of my data from the drive. Disk Warrior has been, thus far, useless and an expensive useless at that. Final steps include refridgerating the drive in the hopes that it'll spin up properly for a little while. I'm not holding my breath but it really would be nice to pull some of my info off it before I take it out back and smash it to hell with my hammer (why yes, I might take pictures).

But the reality is that I will have to go back to working for someone else for at least a while. Which isn't to say that I will give up on my plans, nope, I will just push them to evenings and weekends. In the meantime, I am casting my employment net and hoping to land a great job.

I had a very good interview earlier this week and expect to go back next week for another round with the rest of the team I'd be working with.

And today one of the companies in town that I would absolutely love to work posted a new job opening and its something I could definitely handle. I'll take the weekend to construct a cover letter and tweak my resume for a Monday morning delivery. And I might even follow it up with an in-person drop off to demonstrate just how much I do want the job.

I'd write more about it but I don't want to jinx myself right out of contention. Just keep your fingers crossed that my resume gets me an interview because I tend to shine during interviews. At least I do when its a job I actually want! If I get the interview, I'll tell more about the company and the job (and J? you will be jealous!).

BTW, if you're on the job hunt, make use of Craigslist and their RSS feeds for searches. It is the easiest way I know of to stay on top of new posts in your chosen profession. Take those feeds and add them to your Yahoo or Google home page or to your Bloglines feeds. Easy as pie!

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