I am now blogging to look upward!
Hot Tuna - I Wish You Would (live 1979)
Yes that’s what their axes looked like. I was there!
Four months now of being unemployed. The job search has not been easy. My network connections are really 2,800 miles away. I moved to San Diego to improve some odds. The area is medical and IT heavy. I am not an engineer. The job boards have openings in narrow skill set ranges. Some are downright funny. “The ideal candidate will solve all problems, bring in new business and wash the floors.”
Maybe that’s some exaggeration but an electronic application process is as impersonal as tossing the resume into a garbage disposal.
To overcome I am trying to apply to many positions just to get an interview. Early on I had a phone call then Skype interview. Got the HR unsigned reject email a week later. At least they sent me that. Most of these applications get an auto email acknowledging receipt of the application and then nothing….
I remain optimistic that I will find a job. My immediate expectations are up against the reality of my obligations.