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13 May 2008 @ 09:36 am
It's a dreary Tuesday in the neighborhood.  
It's like a depressing game. How many resumes can I send out before I get a response? Like I said, I hoping for one response for every ten sent, so hopefully I'll hear from someone soon.

Resume Eight: Homecare agency in Santa Clara seeking an office assistant. It doesn't look good. Their Craigslist ad didn't include any information about the company itself, not even a title. That always seems sketchy to me.

Resume Nine: Again, another ad with no company name. It's a real estate office, again seeking an office assistant. It's for a real estate office. Sounds interesting.

Resume Ten: Silicon Valley Land Conservancy is looking for an office admin. Doesn't that sound like the sort of company a Sierra Club kid should be working at?

Resume Eleven: "Jack-of-all-trades" assistant to a wacky inventor. I hope he's wacky, anyway. The job won't be half as interesting if he is not. I think I talked too fast during the phone introduction, tho', so that application's probably a wash. Alas.

Man, it's beautiful and sunny today. Maybe I should forget about a job and just run around in the sunshine.


Edit to add: Received confirmation that my resume is under consideration for Resume One. A response, at least!
oilofjoyoilofjoy on May 13th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
My vote is to definitely run around in the sunshine! It's rainy, cold and gross here today.
oilofjoyoilofjoy on May 14th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
ps. one more thing
I was just thinking this morning as I was getting ready for the day. I applied to a couple small part time job through Craigslist, and have not heard a thing back from any of them! Not sure if you're sticking to Craigslist... but my advice is to not bank on getting a job through it. Broaden your horizons if you haven't already.
Suzik00kaburra on May 14th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: ps. one more thing
I hate relying on Craigslist because it is the toughest way to get a job, but I don't know that I have any alternatives. Any connections I have lead to more retail. I mention I'm looking for a job in an office whenever I can lead it into a conversation without being a drag, but I'm stuck for ideas. No one uses newspapers anymore, and I haven't heard of any job-listing sites that have more success than Craigslist.
oilofjoyoilofjoy on May 14th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: ps. one more thing
Have you tried Hotjobs on Yahoo or Monster? Those are sites I've used. It's best to have connections, which is how I got my last two jobs. You could also find a temp agency in your area, just use google. They can help you find jobs based on what you want, salary, and time frame, etc. It gives you the experience you need to finally get a permanent office position. Also, some of them are temp to hire, so if the office likes you they may offer you something full term. That’s how I got my very first office admin job!
jeanniejeannietran on May 14th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
have you tried other job sites like Monster or Hotjobs? What about internships? I remember sending out a ton of resumes before just getting a phone call... and it was from a temp agency. Don't get discouraged, you'll find something.
Suzik00kaburra on May 14th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
I've never tried Hotjobs; Monster always seemed sort've skeevy to me but I should probably broaden my search to them, too.

I'm hoping if I start searching now I'll have something new by the time school gets out in mid-June. But I'm sure I'll find something eventually.