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After 7 months of unemployment and 9 months of jobhunting, it appears I can stop for a while. I have been offered a staff editor position at a very large membership organization downtown (which shall remain nameless for the time being, just in case). And (no fool, I) I took the job. This is the job I had two interviews for in December -- they liked my writing test. And probably my moxie. You know how it goes.

I'm certainly relieved to be gainfully employed again, though I can't say I really wanted this particular job at this point in my life. I'm done with journalism, but apparently journalism is not done with me. At least I can work again and concentrate on school instead of freaking out about bills and sleeping all day because I feel useless and depressed. So that's something.

I start Monday.

You can still buy my jewelry though, if you want.

Replies: 6 Confessions

Great news, well I hope. It's good to have a job. Let me know if you need the picture of my next door neighbour nuns.

I just saw the great movie 'American Splendor' - he has a good webblog also.

Peace.

Richard Gibson @ 01/05/2004 05:17 PM CST


I would love a photo of neighborly nuns!

amyc @ 01/05/2004 05:27 PM CST


congrats on the gainful employment! you'll still have grad school and time to find what you do want to do. yay for not freaking out about bills and being depressed.

shechemist @ 01/05/2004 07:00 PM CST


Congratulations on getting that job! I still think people should buy your jewelry, though.

CupaJoe @ 01/06/2004 06:07 PM CST


Yaaay! It's a step on the journey to a job that WILL be fulfilling.

Charlie @ 01/07/2004 02:43 PM CST


The U.S. joblessness report for February 2004 stunned
observers and investors alike - instead of creating
the forecasted 125,000 new jobs, the entire U.S.
economy only managed to produce 21,000 additional
jobs. That left the 'official' unemployment rate
steady at 5.6 per cent - I say 'official', because
those people who've simply given up looking for
jobs are dropped from the 'official' count, and in
many areas no jobs exist once a big plant closes
and moves overseas [ergo, there are soon 'no j
jobseekers' there!].

What with downsizing, jobs being sent off-shore,
a ho-hum economic recovery, plant closings and
layoffs, I thought some good folks here might
benefit from the results of my own diligent search,
and applied research, on this topic:

'What Color Is Your Parachute' Site, this
book has got to be the 'Bible' for all
serious job hunters!:
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

'Quintessential Job Hunt' Site. 'Search jobs!
Post a Resume!' Well, they're enthusiastic, anyway...
!http://www.quintcareers.com/jobhunt.html

These guys are good! An executive I know had just
about given up when they took him on, got him
a job interview with a large company president
and a solid job offer - all in two days!
http://www.johnwhitleystrategicconsulting.com

Monster of a job site! Great resource:
http://english.monster.ca/geo/siteselection.asp

Its Canadian 'twin'...
http://www.workopolis.com/index.html

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and
Job Resources on the Internet
http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job-Hunt.org 'Online Job Search Guide...your
objective source of the Web's Best Job Search
Resources http://www.job-hunt.org/

RiteSite Executive Careers Service - looks
pretty helpful, if you're searching via the Net...
http://www.ritesite.com

And if YOUR job hasn't gone to India or China
yet, don't be surprised to find out that it's been
secretly packing its bags - 14 million more U.S.
technical, professional and managerial jobs are
now estimated to be at risk of 'off-shore downsizing'!

Peter Atkinson @ 03/07/2004 01:56 PM CST


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