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Tribulations on the Job Hunt: Shooting Arrows in the Dark

Tribulations on the Job Hunt: Shooting Arrows in the Dark

My experience with the job hunt has been challenging at times, to put it mildly. The seemingly endless routine of emailing a resume along with an appropriately customized cover letter has begun to feel like shooting arrows in the dark. Who knows where the resume is going or who will be reading the cover letter – or if it will be read at all? They seem to disappear into the human resources abyss, where hundreds – perhaps thousands – of resumes and cover letters will find their eternal ho...

  • Waterfall_max50


    about 5 years ago


    I have to agree that without social interaction it is very difficult to find your way to a career or postiion that interests you. The computer is a great tool but doesn't replace the smile on your on face or body language during a dialogue between two human beings.

  • Army_portrait_edit__max50


    almost 6 years ago


    I agree with jtitos, those two sites are's all about networking.

  • Oldbill_max50


    about 6 years ago


    Agree with you there, your education and experience can go so much. Beyond that you have to put in the manager that will do the hiring process. But if you have ever know someone on the inside they can tell you a little bit more on what the job is like so you can do amazing thing with your resume. Just my though on the whole hiring process.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 6 years ago


    We have an extreme need to seek out persons who may be considered asocial or absolute avodiants, too. We each need to nit jab at people who are deep in thought in public that might be considered "losers" by the mainstream. Be nice or be a problem. =D There are lots of "absent-minded" genius personality types that just don't to be bothered so if you feel the need to say something keep your jaw locked and look away if you are going feeling frisky. Thank you for your Service. =P

    Remember Virginia Tech! The people around our young compatriot were the motivating factor and the intent was to "make a mark" for us to learn from. He was...abnormal, true, and should have been on probation for the duration. And now he is dead and other innocents were murdered or otherwise injured. Thus the people who interacted with him are complicit. I cried about the whole situation and worked myself up over the issue to figure out the problem. People are free to be arrogant and conceited, but that activity may bring another free person to cause them harm.
    ^^ Temper your mind to detach from feelings that are instinctual or hormone driven. And, OFC, obey the Law.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 6 years ago


    Great advice! I am a huge proponent of the power of Networking. I got my last 2 jobs by knowing someone that worked at the company and was willing to open the door a crack to let me in. I highly recommend filling out a profile on sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook in order to reconnect with people and to expand your network. You will be surprised by how many people you actually know!

    Cheers and good luck.

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