The search begins  

outdoorsman3174 42M
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2/25/2006 11:46 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The search begins


Well, now that I'm here I need to find a job. And so begins the great hunt for employment.

Let's see, so far I have been a chefs apprentice, a bartender, a software developer, an Insurance agent, and an arborist. Which means I am qualified to do....

absolutly nothing.

Man I'm glad my wife has a job. I've probably sent out about a dozen resume's in the past week, and had a couple of interviews. I just don't know what I want to do.

I was kinda hoping that the local golf course was hiring one of those guys who drives the cart around the driving range that picks up the golf balls. I had it all planned out. I would put a big target on the side of the cart and add some flashing lights. Any time somebody managed to hit me I'd flash the lights and maybe set off a siren.

Well, it might not go over very well if the golfers are snotty, but one day I will have that dream job.

KDR305 46M/46F

2/26/2006 10:30 am

See, I disagree that your previous experience leaves you underqualified. Exactly the opposite is true in my opinion. Varied work experience imparts to us a varied view of the world and an insight into our many different talents.

For example:

Chefs Apprentice: Learn the inner-workings of a busy kitchen. The hierarchy and the necessity for every team member to perform their duties expertly so the entire kitchen moves seamlessly and as one entity.

Bartender: Fosters the building of a powerful memory which relates to rapid recovery and performance. Builds the important skill of interpersonal communication and relation.

Software Developer: The abilty to stay focused even through drudgery and redundant tasks. Also builds the ability to self-motivate and work in virtual solitude.

Insurance Agent: Sales of services that most people don't want to consider ever needing. Dealing with people who have just suffered a serious blow to their comfort zone. Eyes always open for fraudulent and frivolous claims.

Arborist: Facing and overcoming natural, human fears. Maintaining a knowledge of many different species of trees and what each one needs to be kept healthy and vibrant. Ability to communicate to clients that their mental picture of the completed job might not be in the best interest the tree, or their property.

So you see, it's all about perspective. Think about these things when writing your resume and every job you've ever held can be presented as preparing you for any job you might apply for.

I'd also suggest Monster.com and other similar websites. I found my current job that way just over a year ago. I received 4 offers the first day!

Best of luck to you!

~KDR


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