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I want a job. How­ev­er, get­ting a job is pret­ty hard. Espe­cial­ly when sub­mit­ted appli­ca­tions to open posi­tions get no response, and fol­low-up emails go equal­ly unan­swered. No one wants some­one fresh, it seems that all jobs demand 2–5 years pri­or expe­ri­ence, at entry lev­el pay.

It must be quite the com­pet­i­tive mar­ket, when a cum laude grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame, a Nation­al Cham­pi­on ath­lete, and an all around good, capa­ble, respon­si­ble, and hard-work­ing guy can­not even get his foot in the door.

Any­body hir­ing?

Job Market III

back at ND after my 3 day spring break. i’ve writ­ten a gener­ic cov­er let­ter and am primed to send it out amongst var­i­ous pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies to see if they would like to hire me. do you know of any­place to work? i’ll go any­where. i’m seri­ous. i have three more things to type today. a response paper for my film the­o­ry class, a study response for my Oth­er­world­ly Lit­er­a­ture class and a paper pro­pos­al for the same class. i’m pret­ty sure i’m going to write my paper on the use of mem­o­ry in Tolkien’s writ­ings. Ten­ta­tive title is: “Mem­o­ry, Lore and Atavism: The Role of the Past in Tolkien’s Fa rie.”

Appar­ent­ly the fenc­ing cham­pi­onships are going to be closed to the gen­er­al pub­lic. we’ll see if we can pull some strings. stu­pid com­ing war.

Job Market II

this job hunt thing is rough. i’ve been look­ing at the Nation­al Park ser­vice, and relat­ed jobs, the Smith­son­ian, Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel, Nation­al Geographic…but all of the job open­ings are aimed at peo­ple that have 2–3 years of expe­ri­ence in the field. no one wants some appar­ent­ly wet behind the ears col­lege kid. i’ve got the skills, just not the expe­ri­ence, and i would think that back­ground in both anthro­pol­o­gy and film would be appeal­ing to these folks. i haven’t got my cov­er let­ters ready yet but i hope when who­ev­er is in charge of hir­ing sees my qual­i­fi­ca­tions they will real­ize i am an asset. that’ll take some luck in the in-one-ear-out-the-oth­er world of cor­po­rate bureau­cra­cy.

Job Market

today i attempt to secure employ­ment. there is this career fair thing. the smith­son­ian is going to be there. also a bunch of busi­ness­es, and the CIA. its rather sad that only busi­ness­es real­ly active­ly recruit peo­ple. places that i would love to work like the smith­son­ian like you to come to them. i’m not too good at going to peo­ple. i don’t real­ly want to work for the CIA. or hon­ey­well or bud­get rent-a-car or tar­get. no. i real­ly don’t.

i just might have to.