My search for gainful employment has ground to a virtual halt, and I am not the least bit happy about this. If it wasn’t for the part-time gig I recently landed, and the fact that it’s baseball season, I’d be going completely out of my mind.
I have yet to get a single response to a résumé in 2009. And job listings have slowed to a drip. I just sent out my third résumé of April, and today is the 24th. This is not good.
And as I’ve vented about repeatedly, I can’t remember the last time I’ve gone more than a couple of days without hearing about someone I know losing their job or a media company laying people off.
To make matters worse, even when I do find something to apply to, it’s annoying as all hell. I just spent 45 minutes filling out an online application for a webmaster position at a hospital. Maybe someday, someone will explain the point of having people write out everything that’s already included in their résumé. Isn’t that what the God-damned résumé is for?
I really can’t take too much more of this. I think I’d run a victory lap around Hoboken if my part-time job became full-time, because it’s hard to be hopeful about landing anything else right now.