2022-08-10 - 2:43 p.m.
I need a nap.
I took the dog for a walk and then thought "Let me just knock off at least two job applications today" since I am working at the retirement community tomorrow and won't have time then.
HOLY COW it took me ALL FREAKiNG DAY
Yeah so other than the nice breakfast and coffee
I sat down to job hunt with a nice cup of decaf so did not have to worry about refills;
I worked on looking for jobs
and can hardley believe here it is 2:46 and today I only applied for TWO JOBS.
Had a nice chat with her; agreed on the rate for the role ( it is not a director role so I agreed to reasonable but not as high as more senior jobs).
My ego is not going to be so high that I don't accept what opportunities DO come my way!
There is a balance in this art of seeking professional work.
OK to be fair I also reached out looking for clients for the company itself. One contact and correspondence via Linked in and scoped another I would LOVE To connect with but WILL NOT as I don't violate non competes.
Sheesh... I KNOW this guy likely WOULD hire my company but I am still waiting.
BUT I did the work to confirm they still don't have anyone dedicated to the contract management. At least I could not find anyone with that title so I think for that company the VP Business Dev lead is still wearing MANY Hats and needs help!
Most companies have some crap to clean up.
The trouble is they don't always see it but over time it gets more pungent.
When I can smell it a mile away its time to clean it up!
But some companies would rather HIDE Their dung- and think somehow if they bury it it will act like the hidden fertilizer and they can keep growing.
Sorry it does not always work like that. SOMETIMES for sure it does! Not going to pretend otherwise. Sometimes there really is little risk in hiding your crap from when did not know better....
That is where I can be a huge asset.
OR if you are not ready to clean it up; that is where after I exposed the shit I have not yet figured out HOW TO GAIN TRUST
I give my clear opinion for sure and I will not let you forget the issue either
BUT That does not mean I am going to let it seep into all your other spaces and soil it all!
I mean the risk is the same. It is in fact only LESSENED by guidance I give to mitigage it.
OK enough of the crappy analogy! HA HA
But I swear sometimes I feel like my career could be a funny Graphic Novel...
I love these cartoonish ideas
Well I feel just EXAUSTED and it is cause ONE job I applied for IS Director level and I first tried to apply on the company website and they have some FUNKY interface issue.
One of those long ass taleo style job applications where you not only submit your resume but have to complete EVERY field for every damn job you have had-with details.
So finally after three tries at their site it FINALLY occured to me-
So FINALLY Went back to the original posting I found ( I often skip that and go right to the source. For one if there is no middle man , there is no middle man making a MARK UP per hour on my labor or a finders fee so I strongly believe the BEST way to negotiate the highest salary is AVOID any middle man)
I gave in and went through THAT SHITTY interface
NOW if I get the job I would like to THINK it is because I am in fact the best candidate of many as opposed to one of the few to consider at all cause their process is so damn difficult that only the tenacious get through it.
Now that might be a good weeding out technique..say... for a Navy Seal ... or a Marine
But hell for civilian white collar professional jobs
They also are abelist. But that is another rant for another day. So thank God for the recruiter who called just as I was thinking "I am tired now and need a nap!"
So funny how often the moment I lay down the phone rings and it is a recruiter. This is a pattern. Funny
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