Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back in the Game

So I went back to work an administrative assistant. It's a good job to be able to fall back on. I'm working at a temp assignment, filling in for an executive administrative assistant and I'm being paid as a receptionist. I'll have to have a little chat with the staffing agency.

"Poltergeist 2" is on the "This" station. It's pretty crazy stuff. Good ole' "Carol Anne" and the guy from "Coach"...Craig T. Nelson. They don't make them like this anymore. I wonder what it would be like to have my house disappear.

So, the cat threw up on the dining room table and on top of all my stuff that was piled there. I assume it was the cat. I only saw the aftermath, but I assume it was Pixie because there was a long black hairball in the pile. Thankfully, I had the plastic tablecloth cover in place, and the surfaces she managed to defile could be wiped clean with a damp papertowel. No harm, no foul.

"This" is advertising a 70's movie called, "Black Mama, White Mama". Ever hear of it? Me neither, but it looks entertaining in a mindless, back-in-the-day kind of way. I'm not sure I have the brain cells to burn at this point. I think I will turn my attention to Aldus Huxley and his brave new world.


Friday, May 22, 2009

So What's It Take to Get Hired in this Town?

The economy is so bad right now, that staffing agencies don't have any administrative jobs. Money is so tight, I am down to looking for a job in retail while I wait for a teaching job to surface. We cannot maintain our current lifestyle unless I work. That is the way of things. Who wants to give up their home? Not me.

Millions of people are doing what we're doing right now...working hard to survive.
To bed. I have had enough for one day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ESL Picnic

Graduation from Eastern University

May 9, 2009 I officially graduated from Eastern University. I received my program completion letter, my references are in order and my application is in the PAReap system. I've even started applying for teaching jobs.

It is challenging to "get noticed" in this economy, but I enjoy a challenge. How does one successfully distinguish oneself from other candidates? How does one faithfully answer interview questions while showcasing one's strengths? How do you remember something distinct about each school district so that you can mention it in your interview if you are chosen for one?

The art of the interview is a skill to be practiced and perfected over time. I'll keep you posted on how things go. Feel free to share about your experiences!