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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Happy November, Happy Job Hunting

Irony at it’s best – on Monday morning I was gushing gratitude over my job. I LOVE it, love the company and love my boss.  I was notified at lunchtime that the department and my position were being eliminated.  What?!?!  I’m being laid off? NOOOOOOO!!!!!

I’m so bummed out, I really do love my job.  I’ve learned so much and feel like I’m not done yet.  We haven’t had nearly enough time to see our product launch through to completion and that really, really makes me feel like I’m only half finished.  But it is what it is I suppose.  I know my boss has been working diligently on our behalf to get more time.

So it’s back to job hunting I go, time to update the old resume and hit the road again.

My prayer is that I can work for another company that I’m just as passionate about, in a position I love for the best boss.  Oh and I’d really like to telecommute too 🙂