My time of being without a regular job is growing somewhat long in the tooth. It’s been almost 10 weeks now and my financial resources are being stretched to the limit. In response to that, I’ve launched the “washed out and jobless” crowd funding campaign via Crowdtilt. I’d appreciate your consideration for my campaign. Of course, monetary contributions are great. But if you can’t contribute that way, just sharing a link to the campaign on your social networks helps a lot.
I made a video that explains more about my situation and the campaign and I’ll embed it at the bottom of the post. (The video can also be seen at the Crowdtilt page linked above.) Here’s a list of some things I’ve worked on lately:
March 2, 2014 Leave a comment
I had my first full-fledged job interview this week. I got a callback on a resume I sent to Mac Superstore for a Product Specialist position. I was pretty excited to get the opportunity for the interview. I’ve always liked Mac Superstore. It’s definitely one of the coolest Apple Resellers out there (and the business is growing – they’re about to open a new store in Santa Barbara!). I think the interview went well and I believe I’d be a good fit for this position and that I’d really enjoy the work. The big hurdle at this point is that, the position I interviewed for isn’t currently open and it’s uncertain as to when it will be. The store has one employee that they know will be leaving after he graduates from college at the end of March. But there’s no definite timetable. This means that, at the earliest, they wouldn’t be able to hire me (or anyone else) for the position for at least five weeks. Overall, I’m glad I applied for the job and got the interview. But financially speaking, I can’t wait indefinitely to take the job. (And to clarify: I wasn’t offered the job. I’m just saying, I felt the interview went really well.)
February 22, 2014 2 Comments
My job search continues. I’ve applied for six different jobs so far and it’s been an interesting process. I’ve definitely applied for some jobs that are outside my comfort zone. In some cases, these are job types I’ve never worked before. In others, I’m applying at bigger companies that I’ve ever worked for in the past. I’ll post more updates on the job hunt (as well as a cool volunteer opportunity I’m getting involved with) in the following weeks.
In between filling out job applications, here’s some things I worked on this week:
February 8, 2014 Leave a comment