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Jul. 7th, 2014 02:47 pm
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I need to find a new job. I've been saying this the entire time I've had this job, but now they're completely overhauling everything, using a new software system, etc. and they're moving me to a department I do not want to be in (I SPECIFICALLY SAID I DIDN'T WANT TO BE IN THE ONE THAT MAKES ALL THE PHONE CALLS) and so I really need to start finding something else. Maybe somewhere in a new place. But either way: something else.

So if any of y'all have tips for me not having some sort of breakdown while I jobsearch since I find it so completely overwhelming, I'd love to hear them.

Also I have my first chigger bite of the year. I don't know how I managed to go this long without getting any, but UGH CHIGGERS.

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Date: 2014-07-08 12:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
Job searching is not fun. Good luck! I hope you find something appealing and well-paid.

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Date: 2014-07-07 08:00 pm (UTC)
ruuger: My hand with the nails painted red and black resting on the keyboard of my laptop (Mentalist - Tea!)
From: [personal profile] ruuger
Do you read Lifehacker? They often do articles on jobhunting (usually written specifically with a nerdy, introverted audience in mind) that might be useful.

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Date: 2014-07-07 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
Thank you! That sounds helpful! Do they have a tagging system or something so I can find the articles pertaining to jobhunting? I'm looking on the website, but I'm not finding a way to filter content.

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Date: 2014-07-07 08:11 pm (UTC)
ruuger: My hand with the nails painted red and black resting on the keyboard of my laptop (Mentalist - Tea!)
From: [personal profile] ruuger
Their tagging system's a bit of a mess, but here's the job hunting tag. And if you hover over the 'filed to' tag on top of an article, you can see what tags have been used for it and find more articles on the same subject.

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Date: 2014-07-07 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
Excellent, thank you! I couldn't figure out how they tagged at all!

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Date: 2014-07-07 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laeryn.livejournal.com
Don't have useful advice, but: good luck!

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Date: 2014-07-07 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
I don't have anything useful to share but good luck finding something you enjoy. Bah chiggers! So itchy.

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Date: 2014-07-08 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/amaelamin_/
i don't know what a chigger is, but it sounds fearful. also good luck with jobhunting! good luck to me too :(

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Date: 2014-07-08 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mollivanders.livejournal.com
That sucks! My advice on not having a nervous breakdown would be to make sure to make time for yourself in the midst of this chaos. I know from experience that when my plate gets a little too full, I tend to forgo those things which would make it easiest for me to cope (exercise, healthy eating, writing) because "I don't have time". I'd recommend reading this Forbes article that ~distills the important information from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Reading, in part because it explains the Urgent/Important/Not Urgent/Not Important quadrant. I read the whole book a few years back and found it to be a helpful way to organize my tasks, but in the meantime, that quadrant is really useful for getting through the day. Prioritize, and don't be afraid to just say no to tasks that are not urgent and not important, especially while figuring out the urgent and important stuff (and of course, what goes into the urgent/important quadrants will be tailored to you).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2012/07/24/the-only-thing-you-need-to-remember-about-the-seven-habits-of-highly-effective-people/

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Date: 2014-07-08 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wheatear.livejournal.com
Hmm, I guess one thing I would say is to remember that you are looking for the company that fits you. Don't undervalue yourself. It's a two-way process: they have to convince you that they're the right company for you as well as you convincing them that you're the right person to work for them. If you have limited time, there's no point in applying for jobs that you wouldn't want to do anyway. You can be choosy.

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