Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Time Monster

Ok, overdue for musings and self-pity-ing on this blog.

I have come to the conclusion that closing dates are insidious things. How long after a closing date should one conclude "They have chosen someone else, move on!"?

Several positions I really was interested in closed Monday, November 10. Friday was the 14th. If I was not contacted by then should I conclude "lost cause" or keep hope a few more days, since Tuesday was a holiday?

On the other hand, several positions I've applied for closed on Friday, How long into next week should I sit by the phone?

Oh, sometimes I wish I could pick up the phone and call (or email) the HR department and say "wasssup with the position?" But that's the 'kiss of death', I've heard.

Other positions are now closing in DECEMBER. Or listed as "open until filled".

Another aggrivation is the notices "that position was filled internally. Thank you for applying. Good luck in your job search". If the position was advertised with the intention of being filled internally all along, it would have been nice to know. I've come across a few postings like this that DID say "internal applicants only".

This week makes two months without work (since mid-September) and I'm starting to get worried. Thus, the Time Monster (Season 9, 3rd Doctor, story-arc 64). My wife is really getting serious about my applying at Toys "R" Us for seasonal help. I quake in my TARDIS at that thought!

Well, there is an Educational/Librarian job fair coming up in early December.* The problem there is it's mostly geared towards schools looking for TEACHERS, not Media Specialists or counties looking for Librarians.

I'm really hoping some one will call me in for an interview this week. Otherwise, it's going to be a skimpy Christmas for the Time Kids.

"The Director" (former)

*Felgercarb! I just found out that the career expo has been cancelled and may be rescheduled for the spring semester!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wish me luck

Several positions are 'closing' this week, a few on Monday the 10th and more on Friday the 14th!

Fingers crossed!