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Task Avoidance

I read LJ pretty much every day - sometimes multiple times a day - but almost never post. I have yet to do develop that casual just-chatting style while writing, although I enjoy conversations very much.

Today's post is inspired by my deciding to apply for a job. This requires a resume. Which I haven't done one of in almost twenty years.

Now I have a bare first draft done, and it looks terrible to me. But I'm at a loss as to how to progress. I don't know what to change, or which direction to take it. I've even caught myself defending the current wording, much like a doting parent with a snot-nosed child.

And then there's the cover letter. So far, I've gotten to "Dear Ms. Hyde" (the contact name on the posting I'm interested in).

I know, I'll do a load of dishes, and then laundry! No, no, back to staring at the screen. Better yet, cruise LJ again...


Jun. 14th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know you're following along. Good luck with the resume, and with the job.

Jun. 14th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'm not really sure what impulse led me to checking job listings, but I've only looked at a couple of companies whose products I've liked, and heard good things from their current employees.
Nintendo of America has a lot of openings, but nothing really called to me, and the commute to Redmond is offputting.
Wizards of the Coast has only four postings, but the one for Operations Manager sounds both interesting and something I would probably be good at. And the commute to Renton is not too bad.

So I've been noodling around with writing a resume, intending to use their online application system once I have something I like.

Then, Monday at 4 PM, Mike gets the word from work that they are shutting down, and he's now unemployed. Guess I'd better focus on getting this thing done...

The common reaction of panic just isn't there. I have every confidence that he'll find a new job in short order. But it has helped me put some more effort into this.
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Jun. 14th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Sure! My email is alice@sfbooks.com and I could use help in every aspect of this endeavor. Especially actually finishing the durned thing.


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Alice Bentley

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