Category: Archives

Education or Experience?

When you’re looking for a job, there are 2 things that are pretty important – your education and your experience. But which of the two carries more weight? I suppose it depends on the employer. In my opinion, experience is more important. It shows that you can actually implement what you’ve learned. But then again, … Continue Reading

Hold me

I think I realized today how I’ve been feeling since I was laid off a month ago. I feel like my life has been put on hold. Before this all happened, I felt like I had all my ducks in a row. I was doing good financially, for the first time in my life really. … Continue Reading

Inspiration needed

I need some help from you, faithful readers (I know there’s at least one of you out there … LOL). I need some inspiration. You see, over the past month, I’ve determined that I’m more happy during the day if I’m coding. When I was putting up my resume website and working on the redesign … Continue Reading

Update on job search

I’ve been meaning to put up a post on my job search for the past week or so. I’m finally getting around to doing it. So far, I’ve applied for 7 actual positions and sent my resume to 2 other companies that don’t currently have openings but are always accepting them. I have gone on … Continue Reading

I deserve it, don’t I?

My birthday is next Friday. I had big ideas to go out for supper and to the bar with some friends. But then October 11th happened. That definitely knocked all the wind out of my sails. There are so many unknowns right now. When will I get another job? When will I get another paycheck? … Continue Reading

New look

If you’ve been here before, you’ll notice the place looks a little different. I decided to do a little redecorating. Nothing major. I just wanted to make it look a little cleaner and fix up some things that have been bugging me for a while now. And since I have some time on my hands, … Continue Reading

Never give up

When I lost my job 2 weeks ago, I saw it as an end to my dream of owning a home. I need to NOT think of things that way. I need to see this as not an end, but just a delay. My original plan was to start looking for a house around the … Continue Reading

Should I stay or should I go?

Well, I’ve been unemployed for a full week now. I’ve sent out a several resumes and am currently waiting to hear back on a couple opportunities. I’m having a hard time finding any other opportunities in the area. I am waiting to hear back on a possible opportunity (will know more Wed or Thurs), but … Continue Reading

Not sure where to start

As of about 10:30am, I am unemployed. It has nothing to do with performance. It was a budgetary decision. Thanks to our lovely economy. And here I thought the trouble wasn’t affecting us as much up here in ND as it was in other parts of the country. I guess I was wrong. So, I’m … Continue Reading

Parking lot rage?

I just HAD to blog this. I could have tweeted it, but I’m taking the week off of Twitter (just taking a step back … a twitter-cation so to speak). And I need more than 140 characters to describe it anyways. 😀 I went to CashWise after work tonite. I wanted to make bbqs for … Continue Reading