Category Archives: Job-hunting

Those times I’ve been unemployed and haven’t enjoyed that time.

Yeah, Lull

Yeah, I haven’t been posting because my life is consumed with applications and panic.

I’m behind on the mortgage, run out of unemployment, waiting on responses to past interviews, and watching as bill deadlines approach with no new money to pay them….

Yeah, it’s a great big ball of crap.

I’d sugar coat it, but I just don’t have the fancy words anymore.  It’s not for lack of trying, it’s not for lack of interviews, it’s not even for horrible performance during interviews, I just can’t seem to get a job.

So, I’m going to go back to it.

Hopefully my next post will be more upbeat.  ‘Cause I can’t, for the life of me, figure a way out of this mess without employment.

Skåll!!!

Some Days, I Swear, Time is Only an Illusion

Wasn’t it just 08:00 a couple of minutes ago?  Have I been on the job sites and in the e-mails and on the phone all day?

Well, at least I talked to seven recruiters today, talked to both my brother and mother, directly applied for four new jobs, and got some chores done.  And, I think in some sneaky way, one of those calls to a recruiter was a phone-screen.  I’m not sure, but I have suspicions.

I just need to train my cats to make lunch for me, so I don’t miss meals.  Yeah, I know, good luck with that one, Nate.

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Repairing a MacBook Pro, 2010

It boots to the dreaded “?” icon flashing in the center of the grey screen.  So, I booted to the boot selection screen, and it only showed options for a network boot and the optical drive.  I booted from the installation DVD, and Startup Disk couldn’t find the Hard Drive at all.  Disk Utility could, and the partition tables and filesystem check out fine.  So, I nuked the partition table, rebooted, and checked to make sure it was gone.  Now I’m repartitioning and zeroing the drive.

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Heh, “MAKE A BLOG POST!” Alarm Went Off…

So, keeping true to my promise, I’m posting.

Re-working my resume started out as a difficult task.  Then I stopped, ate some tater tots, and read my resume.  And I realized it’s disjointed and confused and, if I were the one hiring, worthy of the circular.

I forgot that I’ve been on the other side of the interviewing table, and I did at least fifteen interviews for jobs I eventually hired for.

I think I was trying too hard to follow every one of those stupid, insipid advice postings from every job site, re-employment class and seminar, blog post and news site article out there.

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