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Getting pointlessly hopeful again--

Ach, another job opening I'm getting worked up about. Church administrative assistant. They're looking for someone who can compose newsletters (done!), is competent with MS Office, particularly Publisher, Excel (done!), and has church experience (done, mostly.)

Erf. I get all worked up about these things. The pay's good, a good $5 above living wage and at least $3 more than I need to keep myself in the house and diet to which I've become accustomed.

Anyway, here's hoping. It's so luck of the draw :( They're unlikely to hire outside their own community, though, that's how these things work. Le sigh.

Quandry #135: tell your mom to apply for the same job you are, and use her as a reference (different last name makes this more feasible.) Hmm.

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lhexa
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
What pedigree of church?
spottylogic
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know, that's something that bothers me about this one. They say they're "progressive," which is a good start, but there are some awful conservative churches in that area (the 360 corridor is really more Westlake than Austin...)
eris_star
Mar. 26th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Don't references generally get asked how they know you?
(coworker, former client, etc.)
spottylogic
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yah, there is a flaw in this arrangement. Don't want to ask her to lie. Trying to spin this somehow...
itza
Mar. 26th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Have you gotten a new email account yet? I don't have it, and I don't know if you're looking for any potential job with the state, but this email came through on my neighborhood messagegroup:

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Hey Neighbors, I work for the Texas Water Development Board and we have a number of job openings. Most are temporary intern positions, but others are full time -- and they cover a range of disciplines from finance to communications to hydrology. Since folks may be looking for a new job, part-time work, or something for a returning college student... I thought I'd post this message out to the group. (This does not directly benefit me in any way; I'm just posting as service to others.) If you are interested in applying for any positions, I'm happy to talk with you about our agency and answer any questions that you have. See the list below:

[name, let me know if you want her contact info].
[neighborhood].

The following postings have been recently posted and are available for viewing at the following links:

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/ABOUT/employment_opportunities/documents/09-38.pdf

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/ABOUT/employment_opportunities/documents/09-39.pdf

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/ABOUT/employment_opportunities/documents/09-40.pdf

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/ABOUT/employment_opportunities/documents/09-41.pdf

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/ABOUT/employment_opportunities/documents/09-42.pdf

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/ABOUT/employment_opportunities/documents/09-43.pdf

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions. Thank you.

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spottylogic
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks!

My work-searching e-mail is jvwilliamson at gmail dot com, which currently has only a little bit of spam on it :) Thanks for the tip, I'll browse them.
kiwihedgie
Mar. 27th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Getting your mom to apply
I think you should get your mom to apply for the job (not as your reference, just as another random applicant) and do a REALLY horrible job in the interview. After seeing her they'll be EAGER to hire you!
Yeah, I realize that this plan sucks. Good luck - and I find references to be the most annoying things on the planet.
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