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Friday, October 17, 2008

On "The Unconventional Job Search"...

Everyone's aware of america's woes when it comes to finances these days.

Everyone's gearing up for several years of financial strife and hard times, and everyone's tightening their belts and preparing for the worst financially.

I, too, am among the many americans dealing with the "financial crisis" that has occurred on MAIN STREET. I feel and can understand the anxiety that everyone has, however, I'm taking a more optimistic view of things, believing that things will soon perk up, regardless of who's elected into the white house in November.

With that in mind, I've decided to conduct an "unconventional job search", whereby I'm personally writing letters to the heads of state, government, and private industry saying "hey, hire me"! I figure, at the end of the day, the most I'll be out of is about $50-75, which is what it'll take for me to buy 100 stamps and some envelopes.

I'm writing letters to many! I have to! It has become painfully obvious to me over the last 10 years that, it's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know that gets you places, and unfortunately, for me, I don't know anyone that can get me a decent job!

But I'm working to change that!

I've also decided to write the editors of the major newspapers and other publications to let them know what I'm up to. I figure, the more people I let know about my search, the better I'll be.

I've spent the last 3 years conducting an "unsuccessful job search". I've read hundreds of books, webpages, and pamphlets all giving job search advice that has proven to be mostly useless! I say it's "useless", because not once has most of the advice resulted in a DECENT offer of employment. And by "decent", I mean a position befitting a college graduate with a wide range of analytical and technical skills.

I've decided to re-work my usual "Letter Writing Campaign" into something more useful in my effort to obtain a GOOD JOB! Thankfully, I'm not "desperate" for work, as I already have a crappy job with low pay, crazy coworkers, a tyrannical boss, and no real opportunity for career advancement, thus the onus for finding a paycheck is SLIGHTLY relieved.

What I'm looking for is: A JOB THAT I ACTUALLY LIKE AND WANT TO SHOW UP TO EVERYDAY!!! Or, I guess more specifically, I'm looking for A CAREER!

I'm not lazy. I'm not unmotivated. I'm not "unskilled".

I'm energetic, enthusiastic, willing to work hard, and willing to relocate for an excellent opportunity in a company that can value the contributions I can make to it!

I'm doing what I need to do right now to get me to the next step! Plain and simple!

All that being said, my FIRST letter to be sent out at the start of next week is going to WARREN BUFFETT! I read an article today that said that he suggested that people BUY STOCK NOW! I thought that was a GREAT IDEA as I've been advising people who can afford to do so, to do just that! If I had the money, I surely would! I found it interesting that Warren Buffett, someone who's a billionaire several times over, could have the same advice as ME, someone who manages to save only $3 per paycheck every two weeks! LOL.

I'll keep you posted on my progress! :)


Genius said...

Good idea - don't undersell yourself. maybe you can keep a list of who you have written to on the blog or somthing.

Genius said...

I think the market still has a way to fall yet. I'd want to see a bit more hurt priced into the market.
And once that was priced in it would probably still be best to buy shares outside the USA maybe one of those countries that has been keeping their currency artificially low.

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