Day 5

Still slow going. I do have an internal interview for a position in which I’m qualified. But lots of great candidates. It’s kind of weird to more or less know your competition and think, damn, they’d be really good at that job! It’s for less pay – how much I’m not sure, but all things being equal, I think I could live with it. Regardless, it will be good practice for gearing up for the interview process.

I did get a good tip today on leveraging Linkedin. Now, I don’t really want to advertise to my LinkedIn universe that I’m out searching for a new job, however, there is a way to let Recruiters know you are actively seeking a new position. To do this, go to your home page and select the “Jobs” icon at the top of the page – it looks like a little suitcase. That will take you to a page that shows “Career Interests” at the top next to what looks like a little pencil. Select that and you will be taken to a page that has an on-off toggle to “Let recruiters know you’re open”. Toggle that on and hopefully you’re LinkedIn profile can start working for you!

I applied for a couple of external positions today to test the market. Interesting postions at a company I worked at 20 years ago. They may be more entry level, but, again, the hope is to get connected with a Recruiter who might have knowledge of something more suited to my talents and expertise. We’ll see what happens. I am prepared for the the “Thanks but no thanks” email that is automatically generated if certain words are not found on the resume.

The hunt continues!

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