Tag Archive | "job search"

Day 262 — If Job Seekers Could Tell All

Monday, February 22, 2010


Tonight, I’m watching the ABC reality dating show, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. This episode is especially special because it features all of The Bachelor‘s rejected bachelorettes and, of course, the bachelor, Jack Pavelka, a pilot with brawn-perfect chest and arms. Since the season started on January 5, Jake has been sending girls […]

Day 256 — Double Job Fun

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


For some girls, one guy is never enough. For Ann, one job is never enough. Yes, Ann is looking for extra work. While she’s thrilled to be taken off the unemployment roll, she’s got one little problem. Ann is making $20,000 less than in her last full-time job. That’s a significant drop in wages, given […]

Day 251 — Ann Gets a Job!

Friday, January 29, 2010


I start my new job today, after 15 months of being unemployed–the longest spell of not working, except for the time-out I took to have kids. All I can say to the employers who passed me up or never gave me the time of a phone call, here’s what you’re missing. That’s what I looked […]

Day 235 — Digging Out

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


How do you know when you’ve hit bottom? This has recently become a pressing question for me. However bad things are, I’m always on guard for signs that life will get worse. Without succumbing to negativity, I find myself preparing to hit bottom, and then for the bottom to fall out and sink even further […]

Day 233 — Pick Me for Living Proof!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Fingers crossed—again. Ann has just auditioned to become the on-air spokesperson for Living Proof, a line of no-frizz products that the company claims uses a revolutionary technology to fight the frizzies. If chosen, Living Proof promises to pay her a real salary, bonus and offer her stock options should the Boston-based company go public. Its […]

Day 225 — Seeking Stability

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Is there any title lower than “temp?” I have two feet planted firmly in midair these days because everywhere I go I am a temp. Everything in my life is provisional and uncertain. Whatever comes next is unknown, and there is just so much chaos a girl can stand before her sanity deteriorates. I have […]

Day 220 — When Seconds Count

Monday, November 23, 2009


Everything in Las Vegas is big. Big hair, big eyes and big attitude. Since I’m here, I’ve decided to go big. Big hair, big eyes and big attitude. Although I didn’t get a chance to become a 30-second girl (a sponsor at last Saturday’s EnduroCross supplied them), I did get to hold up the 30-second […]

Day 219 — Marketing Moves

Friday, November 20, 2009


The knuckleheads at Southwest Airlines lost my luggage to Las Vegas last night—on a direct flight. Oh, the minor inconveniences of a girl on the brink. Traveling to Vegas has inspired new marketing ideas in Ann. All the better to nab that marketing dream job that’s going to strike her like a boxer’s left punch. […]

Day 213 — Modern Job Makeovers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


As I search online job boards, the same old job descriptions tumble through my computer screen like a load of laundry in the dryer. One job folds into the next. Nothing stands out. Career counselors say that would never do when submitting a resume. You need to inject action words, stress accomplishments over responsibilities and […]

Day 212 — It Could Be You

Monday, November 9, 2009


Employees can make an employer look good. But who makes the boss look good? The brownnoser. To Ann, that’s too dull and has a pejorative ring to it. Nobody wants to be called a brownnoser. With so much free time on her hands from being unemployed for almost a year, Ann has spent a good […]