thista: (Default)
( Jan. 21st, 2008 10:31 am)
I made two attempts at applying for a job today. While writing my cover letter email for the first, my attempt at formatting paragraphs (involving the tab key and the enter key) wound up in me sending an unfinished email to the prospective employer. I finished the letter as fast as possible and sent it, hoping they would understand that there was a technical malfunction, but then in my nervousness forgot to attach my resume, so I had to send them a *third* email with the resume attached. Great. Nice first impression (sarcasm). I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for them to call me back.

The second had a fax number for resumes (I don't have a fax machine) or a phone number to call. I called, and got an answering machine saying they were closed, which then listed normal business hours, according to which they should have been open. Oh, and their machine doesn't take messages.

This really sucks. I guess the best I can do now is pray the first place is sympathetic to technical difficulties and try calling the second place again later. My resume is actually really strong for both advertised positions... it's just been a while since I've done the looking for work dance, and I'm kinda clumsy at it now.

In other news, the boy is supposed to contact his school in Norway today and find out what his options are for coming here as a student, so hopefully updates on that situation will be coming soon.


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