Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hello, Marvin?

Filing for unemployment is a painful process, it starts with that phone call (in my case) or meeting with your boss and the Human Resources person. The minute I heard HR was there, I knew what was coming. That was … Continue reading

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I May Have Over Cleaned My Rose Colored Glasses

Being unemployed at Thanksgiving can be a challenge, well I suppose it’s a challenge at any time, but at Thanksgiving you’re faced with the family and friends around the table, holding hands and announcing what they are thankful for. It’s … Continue reading

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What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

This is the question that has been gnawing at me all weekend, what do I want to be when I grow up? Do i want to take the risk of being an independent consultant, or do I want to venture … Continue reading

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Rethinking My Itchy Hands

For a couple weeks leading up to losing my job, the palm of my hand was itchy, and I kept thinking “I need to buy a lottery ticket”.  I actually did buy one on that first long walk I took … Continue reading

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….the Polyanna gene is alive and well..

It’s funny, maybe it’s working my contact more, I mean, that’s got to be it right?  But I am finding all kinds of opportunities (still no paychecks, but hey).  Last night I saw an old colleague come up on linked … Continue reading

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…and then I hang up on the recuiter..

What I can’t figure out is when I’ll be able to slouch around on the couch and watch daytime tv.  Isn’t that what those of us who are unemployed get to do all day?  For some reason I haven’t gotten … Continue reading

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The Cover Letter

So, here I am with my fancy cover letter, including beautifully formatted tables describing how my experience fits the job description….exactly! I re-read the job description, I believe at this point I have submitted my resume at least 3 times … Continue reading

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