Shhh! Be very, very quiet, I’m hunting a job

I’m told that I am doing everything wrong in my job search. I should treat my job hunt as a full time job. The workshop presenter, Greg, also said that most people don’t do that. He said that only 4% of jobs are found on the internet. Newspapers are getting smaller and I don’t really see where they advertise much. Greg said that the best way to get a job is use your network. He suggested that we call everyone in our network and ask him or her if he or she knows someone working in our field. He said that 47% of jobs are found through networking. That may be true and it might not. Personally, I think he is wrong about the internet, but I am willing to try linking up with a group of people. The problem is most of the people in networking meetings are not paying attention to any jobs they are not suited for, most don’t know or care what the other people are looking for.

I need to apply for the jobs I found yesterday and update my Linked In profile. I have no ambition to do so right now. It would be nice if I could find a good paying steady job to settle into that would take me to retirement. I need to research places like BCBS and Molina, HAP and other medical insurance companies. I bet they could use database administrators for their organization. I wonder about the zoo. Do they need a database administrator? I could look into that as well.

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I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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