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    OT: Crappy day

    Went to get cast off today - DENIED! 6 more weeks. Ironically I go into work and I have 6 weeks to find a new job since I'll be out of one 12/31.

    I need some help:

    1. Post lots of good riding pictures and videos. Mental health is failing.

    2. If you know of any sales/business development / analyst positions - shoot them this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Don't be in such a hurry to find a job. Winter is a fine time to be unemployed.

    Oh - and your resume could use some proofreading/editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Don't be in such a hurry to find a job. Winter is a fine time to be unemployed.

    Oh - and your resume could use some proofreading/editing.
    Not when wife doesn't work and you have two kids.

    Proofing / editing counts as help also.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Not when wife doesn't work and you have two kids.

    Proofing / editing counts as help also.
    That could get to be too much, good luck with that. And a job in this crappy market.
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    Losing your job is no laughing matter, man. These days it's who you know, not who receives your resume. Any resume you do submit, well, it's a new day and it should read like what works these days. Go to Monster.com and read up how to write a modern resume. (not saying yours doesn't fit that model but still do some research on what works best)

    I sympathize about your cast. When my right wrist was casted (six weeks) I forgot which day I was supposed to go in and get it off. I called to verify my appointment to get it removed and they said "oh, that was yesterday, we can't get you in for another two weeks". WHAT!!!???!!! I screamed and demanded they get me in. The idea of another day in that dam cast was maddening (sound familiar). I demanded my way into getting it taken off that day...than a long long long long long period of rehab began. Good luck.

    edit: something along the lines of, anybody checking out resumes for any job at his company has 30 seconds to devote to each resume. You need to grab their attention in that short period as to why you're the guy for the job. Whatever resume you do come up with, read the first 30 seconds worth--did it convince the guy in personnel to not throw yours in the circular file? Doesn't matter what extensive job history you list, everyone has an extensive job history. It's getting called in for an interview.

    edit 2: read my signature.
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    Jay, LinkedIn has done me pretty righteously...as far as engineering goes. I don't know about sales/analyst tho. Dunno if you're considering a .gov job, but usajobs.gov...
    Finally, there's a jobs webcrawler called Indeed.com that'll bring in all sorts of other sites. Good luck man!
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    Thanks guys for the help. Still trying to figure out which way is up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Look on the bright side: this gives you a chance to look for a job while you still have a job. I've heard that's the first line resume-readers look at, are you currently employed?

    Second line they look at is, are you currently in a cast. If the "yes" box is checked, that's bonus points.

    Here's a few pics to brighten up your day. they were taken about this time of the the year when I was just out of my cast and wandering around off trail near Doudy Draw with the cheapest camera I've ever owned.
    Last edited by xcguy; 12-02-2012 at 10:01 AM.
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    All I can recommend is a strong LinkedIn profile and email alerts from simplyhired and indeed. Keep your head up brother.

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    Keep positive, these kind of things often lead to something better....

    Good Luck!!!
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    Check out this linky

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    This man needs riding pictures STAT!















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    A blind man searches in a dark room for a black hat that isn't there. Dashiell Hammett

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    you could use some man-bons

    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Ahhh - feeling better already. Man bons - stoke pics....
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    you could use some man-bons
    Man... Oh, that says man-BONS.


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    ahhhh smoked pumpkin ale, pretzels, and bike talk. Bad Andy and WKD-RDR, cant thank you enough for some GCB love.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Dood - it's not JUST pretzels, it's pretzels with hot mustard.
    Huge difference.
    If you were just gonna mention one of the 2 it shoulda been the hot mustard.
    IE - "smoked pumpkin ale, hot mustard, and bike talk"
    Glad I could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    Dood - it's not JUST pretzels, it's pretzels with hot mustard.
    Huge difference.
    If you were just gonna mention one of the 2 it shoulda been the hot mustard.
    IE - "smoked pumpkin ale, hot mustard, and bike talk"
    Glad I could help.
    Mia copa... as someone who never eats ketchup and has a door full of mustard, i feel shame in neglecting the hot mustard.



    wait



    ok

    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
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    More photos please!! Ride or mustard your choice but bring it quick.
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    No Problem

    Apparently there is a trail in California called Mustard Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    ahhhh smoked pumpkin ale, pretzels, and bike talk.
    hey, I dont remember smokin anything.

    the 2nd pitcher was the IPA -> fooled ya!



    OK, find the biker
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    Waldo is dead center at the grass line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    mmmm, Beaver.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Mia copa... as someone who never eats ketchup and has a door full of mustard, i feel shame in neglecting the hot mustard.
    This is the kind I like:



    And when I'm not eating that,

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    I like all the Beaver mustard's and horseradish as well.

    What slice of baby head crusted heaven is that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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