Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Job Hunts

It's no secret that I've been looking for more work. Despite having both my fast food and my marketing job there are still massive chunks of my day that probably could be spent doing something that is guaranteed to give me a paycheque at the end of the day.

As much as I'd love to spend more time in bed, I should be more productive. My Mother has also been really pushing for me to get another job during the day. Mentioning that X is currently hiring and really desperate for workers. Y is currently hiring, you should send a resume.

I really would not want to work at Starbucks though.

Ideally, I want to spend all my daylight hours working and nighttime hours working on my online projects. So I have been looking for other jobs, or at least things that would look good on a resume. I've been in touch with a few friends and they've directed me to various places and after throwing my resume around I finally got a response.

It wasn't much, certainly didn't pay much besides a small bursary at the end of the summer, but it would look good. An association for Parkinson's needed a researcher, or rather, someone to read through a ton of papers and see if anything important was inside.

It was like I trained for this job my entire University career.

At least I'm putting my education to good use.

I had to bus, and I hate busing. I'm also fairly certain it looks odd to bus around wearing a tie. Even worse when it's windy and your tie whips around your face in the open. But so be it, how else was I going to make it to my interview? Walk the entire way?

Actually, I missed the final bus to get my interview. Google maps said it would take 20 minutes to get there on foot. So I did the only thing I could do, I started jogging in the general direction of the building with my tie flapping about in the wind. I was late, but at least I made it.

I thought the interview went well, better than any other interviews I've done in the past few years. And a few days later, I got another email saying that they wanted me.

I actually did it, I finally got an internship of some sort.


I go back next Thursday to finalize some details and sign some papers. But it's nice to have something go in my favor. Again, I don't get paid, all I get is a small government bursary but hey, I'll take what I can get.

I'm still waiting for replies from a few other emails. There's one opportunity I really want to hear back on because it sounds like it pays well is a great for work experience. Fingers crossed for me.

36 comments:

  1. Now you deserve a congratulations!!
    Here you go!

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  2. That sounds pretty good and it's always awesome to get a job but I've never been too fond of unpaid internships. At least you'll get something at the end.

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  3. congrats, good thing you recovered from the bus failings

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  4. At least you got exercise congrats too, and hopefully you get the well paying one, or umm work experience one as well.

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  5. congrats on the job, Damian! And give us a pic of you in the suit, we wanna see it, we wanna see it :)

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  6. Congratulations! I'm glad you finally found something :) Good luck on your other ones!

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  7. Two jobs and an internship? That's awesome, and yet at the same time I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but you'll quit another job if you get the new job, right? RIGHT?

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  8. Way to go! And good luck on the well-paying one.

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  9. Good to hear something went in your favour

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  10. Good Luck with your search. Sometimes low paying or not unpaid internship can add a nice touch to your resume.

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  11. Congratulations man, this is a big deal and I'm really pleased about you, hopefully it goes well, let us know more about it, how's that for having "no ambition," Theresa huh? Makes me laugh that you're mum's still on your back even though you work two jobs though, I wish we had your mum, somebody needs to get my brother off his arse and into at least one form of employment!

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  12. wear the tie as a headband while you run!

    congrats on that, weirdly things that look good on a CV most of the time don't pay well. I have my fingers crossed for the other thing.

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  13. I think the internship thing could be really good for you. I regret not doing an internship before starting on my career.

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  14. nice photo
    keep trying and good luck

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  15. Yay for having something at least... experience is very important and I'm sure that well paying job is just around the corner (well not literally) ;P Here's to a great opportunity and many more to come :)

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  18. Congratulations! My college aged son just got an unpaid internship...you take what you can get...especially if it's in your field.

    PS.. yup, a Butterfinger is an American candy bar...chocolate covered crunchy peanut buttery filling.

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  19. That's a good news from you. Congrats!

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  20. Urgh, job hunting... not my favourite activity ;)
    Congrats on your internship !!

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  21. congrats. not a wasted run in the wind !

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  22. Oh congrats on this 'great looking on CV' job, so happy for you!

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  23. Three jobs and you're still not making a lot of money - that sounds about right.
    But very cool. Now you have something that will look good on the resume. And it might lead to something else. You never know!

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  24. That's a nice positive step. Congratulations, man.

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  25. Good for you! And I'll keep my fingers crossed, too.

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  26. Who would have thought it would be so hard to find a job. You kind of sound like a wokaholic though, my friend.

    That gif with the fist pump is pretty amazing.

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  27. lounging in bed is always nice--wish I for one could get paid for eating! =)

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  28. Congratulations on the internship! :)

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  29. If you spent all your daylight hours working and nighttime hours working on your online projects, when would you sleep?

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  30. Since the only job I have ever done is being a mum and have to say it is great job even if I am over worked and never paid..........lol

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  31. Congrats on the internship :> Sounds like you'll be pretty busy now

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  32. Congratulations!! Sounds good to me, even with the tie flapping in your face!

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  33. i wish alll should sleep at tym and wake up at tym...
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  34. yey! congratulations :)

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