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hepcat

Struggling to find a new job

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21 hours ago, thefuzz said:

Gotta be honest here man....you need to leave Austin.  I know it's cool, and hip, and every other word....but you need to start considering your life long term.

 

I heard something the other day that made perfect sense to me. I was obviously aware of the Austin craze a few years back when interest began peaking and the real estate market began a recovery long before the rest of the country.

Someone said, "Austin is outgrowing Austin."

Remember Charlotte in 1990 and what happened over the next 20 years? Very comparable and many of the same issues associate with such rapid economic growth, development and population: real estate, infrastructure (traffic), employment competition, etc. 

 

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On 5/25/2017 at 2:40 PM, hepcat said:

, be extremely poor, probably be alone because what woman wants to spend her life with someone who is making minimum wage their whole life, and be unhappy because I'm alone, poor, and living in squaller. Or I can work in IT (or various other industries that I feel "meh" about), give up or greatly reduce the amount of time I spend playing music, live in a decent house and have enough to maybe retire one day, but be full of regret because I know I didn't do the things in music I was capable of. And maybe also be alone because of that reason. What woman wants to be with a man who is deeply unhappy doing something they aren't passionate about. Either way I'm unhappy in some way.

You seem to be super concerened about finding a woman , I can understand though I've been single for 8 years and its not really a coincidence considering ive had all min wage jobs or close to it since i finished college in 2013. 

poo at least you have this IT stuff . Alot of my friends majored in computer science or business and I was that one dumbass that majored in something utterly useless , thus being unemployable from anything besides non-skilled labor retail/food joint jobs. I admit I don't have poo I'm passionate about but I can understand you saying you want to do what makes you happy. But If I had a choice to go back to around the time I graduated high school and "redo" my early adult life , I'd be alot less focused on hapiness and more foucsed on practicality of getting a good job soon instead of assuming im going to get a doctorate or professional level degree and racking up untold debt in the attempt to do so. Or hell I'd even join a military branch I'd probably would have been much better off right now in my mid 20s like a lot of my old classmates from gradeschool are just starting to get good paying positions and houses/families and I'm still working poo jobs that a 16 year old high schooler in decent physical shape could easily do. 

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On 5/25/2017 at 9:59 PM, SOJA said:

good luck man- how do you like austin 

was thinking about maybe trying to do my residency there 

 

What do you want out of a city? Austin has great weather 8-9 months out of the year (June, July, August...it's miserable), there's tons of stuff to do in way of music, film, outdoors stuff, etc. The problem with that is it's starting to be more like California with prices and quality of housing, there's a wait to do almost anything worth doing in this town especially when school is in session at UT, and traffic is beyond horrible. So depending on what you want you can make a great life here, or it might chew you up and spit you right back out. Austin is definitely not for everyone, but if you can fit into the style of the city it can be a great place to live.

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I am retiring in about 8 years or so.  If you can wait that long, you can have my job.  Pays well,  and it doesn't matter where you live since you can work remote, and the management is great, but its boring as hell.  :)

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I have an update on this - my girlfriend redid my resume for me and it seemed to do a lot of good. I started getting a lot more responses and interviews. I'm far along in the interview process with two companies right now and one is looking like they are going to make me an offer. I'll update when I have more info.

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1 hour ago, hepcat said:

I have an update on this - my girlfriend redid my resume for me and it seemed to do a lot of good. I started getting a lot more responses and interviews. I'm far along in the interview process with two companies right now and one is looking like they are going to make me an offer. I'll update when I have more info.

 

Good luck!

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12 minutes ago, ladypanther said:

 

Good luck!

What she said! Fingers crossed man!

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It looks like both jobs are going to pass on making an offer. Feeling very down and dejected. Not sure what to do next.

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1 hour ago, hepcat said:

It looks like both jobs are going to pass on making an offer. Feeling very down and dejected. Not sure what to do next.

Slightly tweak the resume some more, ensure it has action verbs, rather than passive. Make sure you bring SMART goals that you achieved to the interview (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based) to show that you can plan out your objectives and achieve them within a reasonable time frame. Always follow up afterwards with a thank you email, stating you appreciate their time in speaking with you, and if they have any further questions, you're happy to clarify. Things along those lines.

 

But above all, don't get dejected right now. You have a lot of positive going. No, you may not be getting those two particular jobs, but you got through the door on them, and the next one or two may be the big winner. Remember, you're making progress..better than before. Patience is sometimes a difficult thing to have, but eventually you will get to a spot that you like and are comfortable with.

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5 hours ago, hepcat said:

It looks like both jobs are going to pass on making an offer. Feeling very down and dejected. Not sure what to do next.

Hang in there. Keep learning and moving forward.  And always Keep Pounding.

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I'm trying. I'm not even sure I want a new job anymore. I'm a musician. It's in my blood and it's what I'm best at. A day job will always be second fiddle. Maybe that's why I'm getting close but no cigar

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