Mar. 26th, 2012

athenaltena: (Celty)
The interview today went pretty well, and I realized as soon as I walked in that I was among nerds since they had a wall full of internet memes. Most of which I got. Because I'm a dork like that. It seems like the staffing company is mostly made up of like-minded people, and the guy I talked to was only a year older than I am. I'm also pretty sure he was flirting with me (or at the very least interested, but to his credit he kept it professional) but that would also fit since I know all too well that like-minded people are hard to find. I swear I'm not trying to be a heartbreaker for nerdy guys, it just happens.

He says he thinks I'm a pretty good fit for this position, so he'll submit my resume and let me know if anything else that looks like it could work for me pops up. I also told him about the whole debacle last week and he agreed that it shouldn't have happened, though I tried to be diplomatic and say that "somewhere along the line" a screw-up happened and I don't think it was intentional, though I did make it clear I was miffed.

And apparently if I wind up doing a job through them and refer friends to them I can get a bonus. Sweet. I got a generally good vibe from them, and even as I was walking around outside there seemed to be a lot of 20-somethings. The area this place was in was one of the ones that was only recently rebuilt, so it seems to be something of a tech hub. Maybe I'll get lucky through this group.
athenaltena: (writing)
"Executive Acumen"

When I saw this in a job description I literally stopped and stared at it for a minute as I tried to understand just what the hell it means. One Google search later and it's something to the effect of “keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business."

And I'm still not sure precisely what that really means.

And of course every time I use a buzz word in a cover letter I gag a little at myself, since I generally speaking hate those, and try to avoid using them whenever possible in my own writing, especially since I follow the Robert B. Parker school of show don't tell, or at least try to. But they're a necessary evil in a job search, I guess.

Also, remind me to never write a cover letter when I'm really really tired. I found one I'd started writing late at night, and it's awful. So many goddamn stupid typos. I'm just glad I had the sense not to send it before sleeping on it.

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