Job searching in this time of attrition....

Subject: Job searching in this time of attrition....
From: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 12:06:19 -0700

Hi all,

I am in search of a new position in technical writing. I have had some bad luck of late also. I have had 3 telephone interviews which I consider a good thing. My skills and background in writing is good. It tells me my resume is working. The only thing is I haven't had a bite as yet for an offer.

I know my turn of bad luck has tainted my personality and I may not be presenting myself well over the phone. And it has been a while since I have done phone interviews or for that matter interviewing at all.

I have started a campaign of scouring, linkdin, and other resources. I have gone so far as to look at for any material to improve my presence as a job seeker. I got some great interview question from the site that job interviewers might ask and answered them. I have used them to get myself ready for more phone interviews.

Networking is one thing that I am working on right now. Linkdin is one good source. I am signed up for twitter and facebook. In each I have done a little posting of my searching for a position and hope that someone will view them and forward me something.

Where is all this heading? I could use some help with any networking sites or clubs I may have not heard. Any suggestions for further search options.

As I said before, right now my personal bad luck has tainted my personality and possibly how I am presenting myself. I am trying to get a better look on things and hopefully I am making some progress.

I am in Southern California if that will help you in any way. Disneyland is just a hop away.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.




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