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Old 02-13-2020, 08:36 PM   #391
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There's this *one* job I really, really want. I'm laboring over the letter of interest now (compulsory). Ironically, I'm kinda stuck on the bullet point about what a great communicator I am.

#richwithirony

I'm determined to get it completed before dinner... or before bedtime.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:45 PM   #392
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sorry I'm probably too late, but...

1) never really, really want a job
2) (convert to industry speak) As a whateveryourjobtitlewas I was responsible for coordinating end-user needs and ground level software creation. I also blog my home improvement projects which have a following of (whatever cellar membership is)

...not necessarily intended to be a verbatim answer, but maybe a writer's block plunger?
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:22 AM   #393
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Letter complete..

Will submit tomorrow.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:36 AM   #394
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Yo Bro, you got a job,
I want that fucker,
lets dance. Capisce?
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:41 AM   #395
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Yo Bro, you got a job,
I want that fucker,
lets dance. Capisce?
Exactly.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:10 AM   #396
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Good work.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:16 PM   #397
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I have submitted my application after a couple minor edits to the required letter of interest and having Twil proofread it again. There were about twenty-five questions in the web-application, all completed. I wasn't able to answer all of them with the best answer--I don't have all the certifications they asked about. This is an area where I can improve, though I am certain I can do the work. Some people find the certification/diploma etc a placeholder for competence. Fair enough, if you're not competent, the work won't get done of course. But being certified isn't a doesn't get the work done either. aaaaanyway, I don't want to whine about the sour grapes.

This particular job is with the state and the application process is ... involved. Fortunately, the state has numerous openings and the bulk of the involved application process is (almost) automatically duplicated for the next job I apply for. Naturally, the job specific details change, and I'm answering *those* questions now.

This effect, the "mass production" of applications can be applied to some extent for all the job posting platforms. And compared to the early years of this decade, there are many more platforms. This has led to an unexpected side effect, a much larger administrative burden of keeping track of all the places I look for and apply for a job.

I have an actual list of internet sites for job leads, each one requires an account and tracking all those sets of credentials is non-trivial (well, it could be made trivial, email address + same password = bad idea). Again, not crying about how sour those grapes probably are... waaaaaahh.... Just noting that there's work to do to keep track of all this work and the pay is... deferred indefinitely.

Speaking of which, still no $$$ from my unemployment insurance claims. Apparently they're still being researched/investigated/lost behind that really heavy filing cabinet. This will transform from weird to inconvenient to hey we got a problem here to brother can you spare a dime. Right now, it's on the border between weird and inconvenient, but that slopes downhill... I don't want to have to recover any more altitude than I have to.

I am relieved to have completed that application. And my efforts and those of my collaborators have produced a cover letter that can be reused--will be reused. Anyhow, victory lap is over, time to submit another application. Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:18 PM   #398
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Does your state have a null period for unemployment compensation? In some, you don't get compensated for the first couple weeks of unemployment. Some also withhold compensation for a period equivalent to the number of days of PTO/vacation pay that you received upon separation.
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