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This week I started to put together my professional portfolio. I'll link it when it's more ready than it is. For those who haven't seen it yet: this isn't your mother's portfolio, but I've thought really big for this one.

Still no job. I got a reply from one place thanking me for my great cover letter but expressing disappointment that I lived in Georgia. Why do all the cool jobs have to be, well, not here? There aren't even moderately cool jobs here, and I haven't been able to get even a fast food or retail job to save money to move where the action is.

Guess it's back to the drawing board.

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duchessofavalon
Aug. 21st, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Agreed. I have sent a hundred thousand applications in and have only had one interview all summer. Well, I had another interview for a dance teaching job which I got but I was mislead to believe that I would have way more hours than I actually do at the moment so it's back to the drawing board for me too.

And that was probably a super song run on sentence but I don't care.
leana106
Aug. 21st, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Is it a writing portfolio? If it is, that's pretty cool. If not, still pretty cool.

Sorry about the job search. If they only wanted local candidates, maybe they should've specified so you'd know not to bother? Ugh! I put out over 200 before I stopped counting and the response was... abysmal to say the least. Have you tried Craigslist? That's actually where I found my current job and it has nothing to do with being a hooker. ;)

IDK why there aren't any cool jobs in GA, probably the same reason why there are so few in TN. Go South. :|
sushimustwrite
Aug. 21st, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
It's actually not just a writing portfolio, but writing will be mentioned.

Looking at my jobsearch tag in my regular inbox (where I actually tag stuff) and my grownup inbox (where I send stuff) the total is slowly reaching 1000. My area's Craigslist is practically nonexistent, and what little is there smells of scam. There are just as many jobs for two hours away as there are in my actual area. It's frustrating, especially since Craigslist is great in bigger cities. Go South.
leana106
Aug. 21st, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Cool! I can't wait til you post it.

Good Lord, that's horrible! A thousand applications?! *hugs* I hope something comes your way soon because that's just ridiculous.

My area's Craigslist is practically nonexistent, and what little is there smells of scam. There are just as many jobs for two hours away as there are in my actual area. It's frustrating, especially since Craigslist is great in bigger cities. Go South.

Go South indeed. :( The Memphis Craigslist is pathetic as well, but for some reason the Nashville one had loads more stuff. I know the Atlanta one has gobs of things posted (at least it did in the science and biotech area, which is where I looked)--is that an option for you?
sushimustwrite
Aug. 21st, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
I can do Atlanta, though it's not exactly a hotbed for the startup and media scenes. I haven't checked there in awhile, though, but since I went to college there the area is definitely familiar.
leana106
Aug. 21st, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
That's so odd, I'd have figured they would be. But I guess just because it's a big city doesn't mean it has everything.

You know, a friend of mine (she's in the media field as well) came back here since the Memphis area is smaller and thus less competitive than a larger market would be. But then you'd have the problem of trying to find the open positions as I'd imagine they'd be comparatively rare.
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