I’m still plugging away on the job search. I know that I am competing against 50 to 100 people (or more) for many of the positions I have applied for. My lovely wife tells me that I should feel pretty good about being a finalist for a number of these positions. Yes, but I’d sure rather be employed than just feeling good about myself at this point.
I still have a tentative offer for an excellent position, but it may not start until 2010, and I can’t wait that long (and they know that). If I can find good temporary work, this might still work out. Until it is a done deal, however, I’m still looking for a permanent position.
Click here for a brief resume, or go to Ten reasons why you should hire me.
What does one do in a long period of unemployment, other than networking and working on applications?
- I’ve been taking GIS classes from ESRI to expand and update my skills. The course I’m working on now is “Creating and Integrating Data for Natural Resource Applications.” I also took a course on the geochemistry of gas shales this summer.
- Long walks in the mountains and foothills. I saw my first western tanager last week—a very pretty bird.
- Lunch dates with my wife.
- Reading books.
- Going to the apartment complex swimming pool with the family.
- We’re going to a Colorado Rockies baseball game this week. My wife found some seats for $1 each!
- Writing blog posts on The GeoChristian helps to keep me sane.
The greatest number of comments in the past week have been on my “Seeing God in nature
” post. What is the difference between ID and the theistic evolution of Francis Collins? Is God a malevolent bioterrorist?
Grace and Peace