A typo on my resume and other job search musings.

Seriously – a TYPO, it was an auto-correct typo but still a typo, one that makes the reader have to stop, hitch a bit and try to figure out what exactly I was saying.  Facepalm!!!  Same thing on the emailed cover letter – dumb, stupid typo, a word too many here or an incorrect tense there.  It’s enough to drive me crazy. Lesson learned – trying to update my resume AND create a witty and wonderful cover letter AND apply to more than 20 jobs in one day with customized cover letters is probably over-doing it.  I need to give my self a goal of say 7-10 really good contacts a day.  This will ensure accuracy on all items being sent out and not make me look like an idiot to the the wonderful companies I sent resumes to today.  Double ooofffff.

On a similar note, I decided to direct recruiters to my little blog.  Why?  Well I’m looking for a terrific employment experience, in my opinion this requires that the company get to know me a little bit just like I have the opportunity to know them through their website and various other web related searches.  I want the BEST match and if putting myself out there a little more brings the best match then I’m all for it.  A job isn’t a “job” to me,  I pour myself into the company I work for and the position I’m in.

And just for fun, here’s a picture of me at the Coast about month ago, (time does move FAST!).   I learned long ago that one

unnamednever visits the Oregon Coast without a jacket, a hoodie, ear protection, muck luck boots and gloves, especially in the summer.  This was a good day and I only needed a light coat.

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