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Had a bit of a crash last night. Spent literally all day working on job applications--a few of them were the really loooong, arduous ones that make you apply via a complicated, multi-page web form, so they can reject you in a standardized manner. Didn't get any responses back, except for a rejection from the A) least rewarding and B) most complicated application.

At least they sent me a rejection letter. *sigh* One of my big problems is I need a LOT of validation and criticism (constructive, even if it's negative) to make sense of myself and my life. I've turned in probably 30 applications, and gotten three rejections back out of them. Most people don't bother.

Really got off my duff this weekend and have done 12 applications since Friday morning. No progress at all, but at least I feel like I'm participating *grumble*

The one lead I had that seemed strong closed up, I haven't gotten a rejection yet...no surprise there...but I'm not hopeful.

My paychecks stop in mid-February. I can go forward for another two months after that on what I have in the bank, not counting unemployment.

Job fair Wednesday.

Made business card. It's trimmed with blue leopard print. Not sure that's a wise decision, but it's a good blend of "fun" and "professional."

I really, really need a vacation. Whatever job I get, I hope it starts like a month from now. I don't care if I have to draw on my funds and savings, this is damned stressful.

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lhexa
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry to hear that it's so rough. I'll come over a little early today to keep you company.
paka
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I wish I knew what to say right now. I definitely empathize; this sort of thing makes my chest hurt.
spottylogic
Jan. 27th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I know you can relate. Part of my problem is that I spent seven years doing what began as an entry level job, that I was doing at a highly professional level...so I got title changes, more money, but now that I've lost my job, I'm too hyperqualified for the base job I started at :(
chrisloy
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
So, please for to 'splain to meh, whatcha wanna do?
and send da resume. I guud at findin' yobs for folkzzz. Dey even like dem sumtimes.

stevensmom (at) gmail (dot) com
por favor
chrisloy
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
In dah meantime, ewe may want to doo sumtin' like dis ? http://austin.craigslist.org/etc/1000249256.html
synj_munki
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
yup, being unemployed is much more work than being employed!!

have you considered the dreaded T-word, temp agency, if nothing is lined up for when checks stop?

also, i find i have to make a nuisance of myself, and call the places I apply to and speak to hr or hiring (though, luckily for me, mine is a rather restricted number in any market).
texasfanboy
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
If you don't mind the commute to Cedar Park-ish, my good word could probably get you a tweener position in my department, though I'd be happier if you stayed a full year so I could get the full referral cash. =)

Well, my good word and a copy of your resume...
fizzitt
Jan. 28th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Work that network, baby. I know you have one.
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