The following appeared in my Akismet spam queue. I was tempted to let it go through, because it’s so gosh-darned poetic it’s almost cute.
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Then again… no. Friggin’ spammers.
The Job Hunt
So far in August I’ve applied for 13 jobs and had 4 interviews (for three jobs). This is a lot better than July’s totals, and I have to say that the Maryland Workforce Exchange really showed me how (and why) to target resumes to a job.
One interview (face to face) was with an employment agency, for general Admin work. The jobs I’m in line for are all very local,they know I want temp to perm, and they have my resume and vitals on file. It went well, but I haven’t had a call back.
Two interviews were for a Regulatory Affairs Assistant position. I expect that it sounds dreadfully dull to 90% of my readers. Regulations are nobody’s favorite thing, but… BUT… it’s research regulation. These particular dotted i’s and crossed t’s are all about advancing science without allowing the next Tuskeegee experiment (or MKUltra, or some outbreak of GM E coli). The people were all very nice, from the receptionist on up, and I think I would like working there. Actually, I am ridiculously excited about the possibility of getting this job. Not at all excited about the commute, though.
The final interview was for a help desk position for employees of a company which provides video content. It was a video interview. I found it an interesting experience, but not as satisfying as an interview with back and forth. Fortunately, they’ve asked me to come in for a face-to-face interview on Tuesday. I’ve read up on their website, and I think I could become ridiculously excited about this one, too (I’ll know more once I’ve actually spoken to employees). I’m already excited about the commute. I could take the bus in and walk home, if the weather is nice (depending on the hours I might be willing to walk both ways… I might do a test walk this weekend and see how it goes). Maybe I could even get the bike fixed up and cycle in to work.
Obligatory Bragging About the Girls
I know I should shut up and let them toot their own horns, but they’re both doing so amazingly well. Abby sounds like she’s thoroughly integrated into her village (though she’s very modest about it). Dottie has been specifically invited to apply to a prestigious paid internship after she graduates. Exciting stuff.
They’ve also both coming to the conclusion that feminism is ‘a thing’ after all, and not just some hippie nostalgia Mom hangs on to. It’s a bit disconcerting that there are parallels between the norms and expectations for women and marriage in rural Senegal and rural Ohio.