There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Monday, June 23, 2008

Looking for work (version No. 2)

Well, I'll admit I thought attending a daylong session in résumé writing and job interviewing would be a waste of time. Instead, I found the class a real eyeopener.

So marvel now at the "new" job seeker:

The recent downsizing at The Sacramento Bee has afforded me an opportunity to explore new ways to put to use my twin interests of communication -- editing and writing -- and emerging Web technologies.
And what makes that "exit statement" even more valuable is that it is true. I have wanted to try something new for years, but I felt tied to my job with golden handcuffs. Now the handcuffs are off, and the sky is the limit.

I also learned that my first effort at a résumé is actually an excellent example of everything you shouldn't do with a résumé. So now I offer the new, improved résumé:


Now I need an opportunity to practice my new interview skills.

3 comments:

Brian Goldner said...

these are the 2 job sites i visit. your technical expertise qualifies you for a wide range of work, including medical billing i believe

http://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/Emp/Careers
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/

Savvy said...

I'm an avid reader of your blog; keep up the good work. I'm also totally bummed to hear about the job but thought I'd provide some info on a place that's hiring...

Publications Editor: for the California Professional Firefighters and Affiliated Organizations. www.jobsatcpf.org

good luck!

Savvy

John said...

Brian and Savvy: THANKS! Excellent suggestions.