I’m finishing up the dissertation. It’s sort of slow-going. I don’t know why. I’m just struggling to finish. I know what I need to say; it’s just a matter of saying it. For example: today. I’ve been sitting at my computer since at least 10.45am actively writing, and I’ve written 600 words.
Anyway, it occurred to me at the end of last week that I need to start looking for a job. So I signed up for job sites and started sending out applications probably last Thursday. I actually received an email from one of the recruiters today that said I didn’t have the qualifications for the job I applied for (in this case, I have to give him credit, as he was right. I applied for a job that sounded cool but for which I had no background experience or education) and that my application was unsuccessfull (wah wah…). But he asked me for additional details to add to my file, which had been entered into their system. And he said that he would be ‘very interested’ in talking to me at a future date when he has a job that suits my qualifications and experience and that he would be back in touch to arrange a more detailed conversation when an opportunity arises.
Red says it usually takes ages before you even get rejections from people, let alone actual responses and that the process goes in stages:
- rejection with false promises
- speaking on the phone with an agent
I think I might be at the ‘rejection with false promises’ stage. I’ve moved up two stages in a single weekend.