Posts tagged "job hunt"

Don't Panic

A moment ago, I was updating my twitter with a somewhat scandalous message, as I’m wont to do. Go ahead, ask my friends. They’ll tell you. “Dan Morris? Oh yeah he posts crazy things all the time,” or “Dude, I wish that guy wasn’t on my friends list, but I’d feel all guilty for defriending... Read more »

Man of Action in a new year

The other day, much to my chagrin, I discovered that my car’s battery was dead. As a man of action, I popped the hood and dug through the glorious disarray of my garage to find my trickle charger, hooked it up to the battery and walked next door to ask if I could borrow my... Read more »

Time Management and Winter Depression

I’ll admit, I’m a bit scattered lately. Certain pre-unemployment patterns of mine are beginning to emerge, and my grander focus is getting muddied. My drive forward has slipped, and somewhere along the line, I activated the cruise control. Things aren’t bad; I’m definitely better off heading into December than I was at the beginning of... Read more »
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Advice for recent grads

It’s been more than a week since my last post, and I apologize for that. Things have turned a complete 180º, suddenly leaving me with more work than time. Freelance, day job and night job now mean that instead of limitless time and unengaged energy, I’ve got no time and zero energy left at the... Read more »

Nine Percent or Nine Point One?

Recently, the unemployment rate dropped from 9.1% to 9%. People keep asking me, “Dan, are you going to change the name of your blog from ‘I am the 9.1%’?” Of course, by “people” I mean “the voices inside my head.” Let’s be honest, I’m sure I’m the only one who cares about the name of... Read more »

The End of The Beginning, And The Start of Something New

  Last week’s relentless interruptions to my routine ended up collectively as the harbinger of good things. Friday, I received an offer for a contract-to-hire position with a good company doing the right kind of work with a team of people I genuinely seem to like. Does that mean this blog is obsolete? Certainly not.... Read more »
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Can you call in sick to a job interview?

Situations have conspired this week to throw every single rigorously metered routine of mine out of whack. Round about Tuesday evening, I made the decision to just let go and ride out the storm, see where things shake out. It was obvious at that one-and-two-thirds-days-into-the-week mark that there’d be no return to normality (with all... Read more »

Goals, Achivement and Clarity

Goal setting has been a perpetual problem for me. That grasp of the long term has always eluded me. Sure, I’ve been more than capable of deciding on a very general goal and chasing after it, but it dawns on me now that a more organized and directed approach could serve better. More thought up... Read more »

Support Systems and Behavior

  I’ve talked about how first thing after losing my job, I arranged to be the official school courier for my girlfriend’s son. That established more than a routine; whether I was aware or not, I had taken the first step in tapping my support system. If I’d been asked what my support system looked... Read more »
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Unemployed but Focused

It took less than one week for me to get a job interview. That gave me a head of steam to push through and keep applying for jobs. After that first interview, though, it became a lesson in focused job hunting. CareerBuilder has a tool called “QuickApply” that allows users to submit the same resume... Read more »
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