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Old 02-06-2020, 12:27 AM   #376
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Tonight for the first time (in this chapter) I feel like I have my shit in one sock.

I've completed two weeks worth of unemployment claims, though I haven't been paid for any of them, so I feel like I have a little rhythm for that process. And I have seventeen postings to apply for first thing in the morning. I have a cover letter I've been happy with in the past, updated with current dates and details.

And importantly I've successfully bludgeoned my twin demons of perfectionism and completism into submission. I can, I HAVE, submitted applications that were imperfect and incomplete, so fuck you self destructive inner voice!

I will crank out some more in the morning, and improve on the product ON THE WAY, AS I GO..

Yes, I shout at myself sometimes.
^^^
this was Monday.




^^^
this was Tuesday.

Today was *one* application submitted. Computer problems, o so many computer problems, just... eliminated my momentum.

But! I have now overcome (this most recent wave of) them, so tomorrow... we'll see. Of the previously noted seventeen, I eliminated three off the top--really not qualified. And in another spasm of seeking found another fourteen, one of which has been:


Application Submitted!
Successfully submitted on 2/05/2020 at 9:17 PM Pacific
You can check the status of this application by visiting "Applications" in the main menu bar.

Good night all.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:29 AM   #377
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Good luck all.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:28 AM   #378
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It can feel like a roller coaster ride but keep after it. You got dis!
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:38 PM   #379
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First reply!

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I internally recruit for Booz Allen Hamilton, and you applied to my position. I would like to discuss more details with you, via phone. Please use my calendar link below --snip--

Thank you

Booked!
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:20 PM   #380
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Remember the plague of computer problems I complained about?

It's shit like this:

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Gmail by Google

Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down


To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Here are some reasons why this could have happened:

Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP or IMAP in a short period of time.
Sending a large number of messages to many people.
Being logged into or synchronizing Gmail on many computers, clients, or mobile devices.
Browser-related issues. If you find your browser continually reloading while attempting to access your Inbox, it’s probably a browser issue, and it may be necessary to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
Providing access to file-sharing, file-storage software, email analytics services, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your Gmail account.
For more help troubleshooting this issue, click here. For G Suite or Google Apps users, please contact your administrator if you have any further issues.
Thanks Google.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:39 PM   #381
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Did you do anything unusual? How many places did you send your resume
to in one shot?
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:42 PM   #382
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Also, please consider consulting the most recent edition of "What color is your parachute". It has changed A LOT in the past few years, and pretty much covers everything my career counselor told me
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:56 PM   #383
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phone interview in five minutes.
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:58 PM   #384
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Good Luck Sir.
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:06 PM   #385
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get it!
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:25 PM   #386
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they stood me up, no call. phone works, SonofV called at 10:03. disappointing.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:27 PM   #387
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Well, shit.

Should you call them?
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:37 PM   #388
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They don't have their shit together. Or at least the HR department doesn't. Now you know something about them. I know you want a job, but you want to work for a place that keeps promises.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:00 PM   #389
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Glassdoor.com now offers reviews of interviews. You could well go in and give them a 1 star. Which is why they should pay attention to details like this.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:04 PM   #390
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You can call them to see if they got the date wrong, something came up, they lost your number/resume...etc.; but, call only once to give them a chance to reschedule. If they give you the runaround in any way, shape or form and won't confirm another appointment while you've got them on the line, just move on. A lot of places will see how many hoops they can get you to jump through which tells them how badly you need a job and how little they can get away with offering. Most won't bother calling to let you know if they've already filled the position either.
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