Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ever feel overqualified?

job fails - I'm Overqualified!
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Quote du jour: Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

Site du jour: Save the Words. Adopt a word today -- take it out, give it a run. The experience will not be vappous.

The job hunt continues.

Spoke to a recruiter yesterday, another one this morning. I'm definitely getting my name out there. This last recruiter was a bit disconcerting to talk to. Every time I made a comment, she would laugh uproariously, as if it were the funniest thing in the world. I don't think I'm that funny.

Well, not every single thing I said. I exaggerate slightly. She didn't laugh when I mentioned salary. Just mentioned that it was out of the range for all the positions she had available. She did ask if I wanted to apply for a job that was a two-hour drive away from my house. Was I supposed to laugh? I'm not sure.

Exercise du jour: Going for 30 minutes on the elliptical. This time, before Midnight.
Done! And with almost three hours to spare. Proactive, that's me. Sorta.

7 comments:

Xenia said...

What kind of job is the advert for?!

I'm so sorry the job search is such a slog. I hope you find something decent and not too far away very soon.

The Merry said...

All I can think is that that company had had a less-than-ideal experience with a disabled employee?

messymimi said...

Before midnight sounds good.

Two hour commute? Ugh.

Oh, and be careful not to diloricate your nice interview outfit in frustration over how silly some interviewers are.

The Merry said...

Well, I'll try not to take the licorice out of my outfit, she said trying to bluff her way through the comment.
Oh the heck with it. Had to go and look that word up, I simply had to. Since my interviewer is female, I don't expect I'll get the urge to diloricate her outfit either. Probably just as well I'm not interviewing Richard Armitage.

Keith said...

It can be really hard looking for work. I jumped the wrong time on the musical chair work ride in Calgary, and it took over a year to get back on again. Ads like that are placed by companys trying to weed out the riffraff. I'm guessing it's a public service job funded by taxpayers.

urthalun.com said...

Fingering, and smelling? Gah... I believe we take a pass on this one.
Julie

London Mabel said...

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