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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