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Re: I lost my job

Postby Matt » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:24 am

Thank you for the encouragement.

Yes, I suppose I could do my own thing... I just don't know what that is.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Matt » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Thanks to Kelly and Tim's help, I redid my resume :

Two versions going out
Web/Marketing
Travel/Tourism

then I'll be working on a localization-centric resume, as well as an IT one.
Localization most likely means me moving out of the area.
IT jobs are more plentiful, but I can't say I'm qualified to do crazy technical things. And I probably won't be happy fixing other people's IT issues. I have issues fixing my own.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Matt » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:55 am

More than 2 weeks in... over a dozen applications submitted. Several websites carrying my info and resume...... and not a word. :(
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Des219 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:33 pm

It is hard but you have to stay positive, be persistent, and be patient. Once you do get an interview make sure to send a thank you note for the interview.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Matt » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:52 pm

That's a good tip.
I bought a suit. The first one I have ever owned.
No interviews yet though.
I applied to some jobs downstate at some popular internet companies. I can't find much around Rochester. ... search is expanding though. Just not enough time in the day.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Matt » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:58 am

I will be meeting with Break the Ice Media, who does a lot of marketing for Finger Lakes tourism businesses. They don't have openings, but it should be an enlightening discussion and help me get leads maybe. Thanks, Brenda, for the tip. Good practice for wearing a suit. ;)
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Brenda » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:52 pm

Way cool! It is good practice. You'll love Carol.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Des219 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:04 pm

Good luck! While you are at it, you should discuss advertising opportunities on NYFalls with Finger Lakes tourism.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Des219 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:06 pm

Oh and enjoy your suit.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Brenda » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:34 am

Des219 wrote:Good luck! While you are at it, you should discuss advertising opportunities on NYFalls with Finger Lakes tourism.


I think that there's a time and a place for everything, and soliciting advertising during an interview seems like poor form to me. :shrug:
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Matt » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:05 pm

Not quite an interview... they aren't hiring... in fact.. not sure what it will be... but hoping to get some leads out of it. Maybe they know of a winery or someplace that is in need of someone. At the very least they can add me to their list of photography/design vendors.
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Re: I lost my job

Postby Brenda » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:46 pm

I meant in general, not necessarily today.
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