A note on my job hunt.

I thought I would fill you in on my job hunt with some interesting statistics.

Number of jobs applied for: 70
Number of follow up pre-interviews: 4 (5.7%)
Number of interviews: 2 (2.9%)
Number of hires: 0 (0% in case you were wondering)

Number of temp agencies attempted to register with: 4
Number of temp agencies actually registered with: 2
Number of temp jobs they've contracted me for: 0

I even made a quick chart of the type of jobs I applied for (for the ones that I remember what they were):

administrative assistant16
customer service representative12
etc.6
retail sales5
shipping & receiving4
kitchen4
data entry3
accounting3
printing2
graphic design1


The "et cetera" section includes these jobs: graffiti removal; photographer's assistant; movie blogger; SAT instructor; box office sales; kennel attendant; assisted living weekend manager.

Wish me luck.
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2 comment(s).:

August 15, 2008 at 1:52 PM MPU said...

Yikes!!!

Keep plugging. Maybe there will be a call for extras for a movie or something. Maybe there will be a job open up at school. My fingers are crossed.

August 17, 2008 at 11:22 PM bangboomblast said...

this is ridiculous! your resume must have a giant picture of a vagina drawn on it somewhere or something. or its that attractive thing we were talking about earlier today.

Here:
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/csr/801395304.html
I think that one is a pyramid scheme of some kind, but a scheme you seem qualified for!

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/etc/798809985.html
this one is probably your best bet.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ofc/798608798.html
this youre actually qualified for and it seems rather sweet

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/csr/798440194.html
you could do this, too, but dear god the pay in portland is outlandishly low

http://www.ccs.neu.edu/co-op/Manual/Coverletters.html
how to write a cover letter

you know, godspeed and whatnot.