Category Archives: Job Hunting

Well Then

Time flies. This site was focused primarily on job hunting. Since I am not focused on job hunting any longer (not that I wouldn’t consider a serious opportunity appropriate to my skills, knowledge and interests, but there seems to be … Continue reading

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Thinking

Earlier this week, I got a call out of the blue from a prospective employer, sort of a basic phone screen and sounding out of interest. This watos one of the “saw your resume online” calls, and was for relatively … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I’m helping migrate and tweak a web site, so there’s a break in the job hunting and in the related posts. On another note, today is my fifth anniversary with FedEx. It had already surpassed over the summer my longest … Continue reading

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SmartSource

SmartSource was an exception to my being unable to do other jobs while at FedEx, because for the projects in question, the work took place early on Monday mornings. FedEx is Tuesday through Saturday mornings, even earlier than SmartSource was. … Continue reading

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So Here’s The Deal

A former manager who is VP of a company, and whose wife is a recruiter, perused my current resume and advised me that most recruiters would not even consider it. Why? Because it has “employment gaps.” Except it doesn’t. It’s … Continue reading

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The World Has Changed, And Yet…

Apparently there are still cover letters, sometimes. Flashback. The last time I looked for work before 2007-2008, then 2013, was in 1994, and especially in 1992. After some 1200 resumes tendered during a year of unemployment, in early 1993 I … Continue reading

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Data Analyst

On undertaking the current job search, I decided to place an emphasis on the titles of “business analyst” and “systems analyst,” while being open to other things, including but not limited to tech support. I have seen jobs titled “technical … Continue reading

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Skills Madness

LinkedIn instituted a while back a “skills” feature, in which others can endorse you for a skill, and they end up ranked on your profile by how many endorsements there are. These are based on skills you add yourself, if … Continue reading

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Feeling Like a Dinosaur

Once upon a time, I mailed out resumes to prospective employers. They might be advertising, or they might simply be likely possibilities I had identified. Notably I did the latter using a slightly outdated copy of the Directory of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Employment and Education

I did a series of posts in “list plus elaboration” format, collecting my thoughts about as close as I could come to everything I had ever used for software and even hardware. This is the followup to that “experience dump,” … Continue reading

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