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You have:

1 CV which is too crap to use
1 CV which is too long to use
0 CVs suitable to send in to temp agency
0 finished job applications
1 splitting headache

You feel that you are about to burst into tears.

> quit

You don't seem to be able to do that.

> wait

Time passes.


Update: And now my printer is terminally buggered, so I can't apply for anything unless they'll let me send applications online. I don't suppose anybody has a spare USB printer that they're willing to let me "buy" now and pay them when I've actually got a job...?

Current Mood: hopeless again

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wintrmute From: wintrmute Date: November 3rd, 2003 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
mail them the longer CV - it's better than being too terse. And *either* are better than nothing.

I cut down my CV when i was looking for work last year, only to be told by various agencies that I should bulk it back up again and include more detail.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: November 3rd, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You may well not appreciate this and you certainly don't have to use it, but what do you think of this?

It's all a matter of opinion and I don't have a good track record on these matters, so if you feel "thanks, but I hate it and I prefer my version" then that's perfectly fine. :-)
j4 From: j4 Date: November 4th, 2003 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually... that looks very similar to what I came up with eventually last night. So I probably will use mine (because it's already on the HD whereas I'd have to download yours -- yes, I am Queen of Laziness), but it's really reassuring to know that somebody else arrived at the same format independently. Thank you!
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: November 4th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Good result. Yours will inherently be more to your taste than mine, which defines better. I hope it brings you success and contentment!
meirion From: meirion Date: November 3rd, 2003 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
you could always "borrow" mine that i haven't yet got around to setting up ...

-m-
j4 From: j4 Date: November 4th, 2003 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh! Mind you, if you're going to need it in the near future it's probably a bad idea... I basically need something I can hang on to until I've got a job. And that might be aeons. :-/
darcydodo From: darcydodo Date: November 3rd, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what it says about me that this seemed a perfectly logical and normal entry. ;)

Sorry to hear about said trials and tribulations.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 4th, 2003 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

xyzzy

I wonder what it says about me that this seemed a perfectly logical and normal entry.

<g> Hey, I was playing adventure games on the Apple ][ at the age of 3. To me, this is normality.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 3rd, 2003 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have an Epson Stylus Scan 2000 you could have on permenant loan. The scanner doesn't work, but it prints fine.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 4th, 2003 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh! If you're not likely to need it any time soon, that would be fantastic...
beingjdc From: beingjdc Date: November 4th, 2003 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
> look

You see:

jdc's diary

> examine diary

It contains:

A 48k Hobbit rip-off

> take rip-off

The rip-off is now yours

> use rip-off

Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold

> kill Gandalf

Gandalf turns you into a newt

I think my printer (which is a bit but not completely broken) has a parallel port and no USB. It's also in the wrong place.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 4th, 2003 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Gandalf turns you into a newt

"I got better!"

I think my printer (which is a bit but not completely broken) has a parallel port and no USB. It's also in the wrong place.

Handy. Thanks. :)

I've already got one slightly-broken DeskJet which belonged to my old Mac. I suppose in an emergency I could convert my CV to Word 5 format (the best that Word's ever been, actually) and use the broken with one of the 64k Macs, but... ugh.

Actually, I've got two old Apple ][ dot-matrix printers as well, which I used to use with the Mac SE/30, for printing my essays at Oxford. But I refuse to send in CVs on fanfold. 8-)
sion_a From: sion_a Date: November 4th, 2003 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Another mad alternative would be to see if either the DeskJet or the photo printer can be made to work with thunder and expose it over AppleTalk.
sion_a From: sion_a Date: November 4th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, scratch that. The DeskJet is very much an Apple-specific beast, and I can't find anything suggesting that the photo printer will work with anything other than a Windows machine. OTOH, I could buy a cheap laser printer and make that available to the network....
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