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February 11th, 2003
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Had a good AASFA meeting last night, but otherwise the second half of my day was pretty down. I was feeling anxious and depressed about the Gyricon post of a product manager position, feeling that it was perfect for me but that there will be lots of other people better qualified than I am vying for it.

I did revise a product manager resume for it that I think is stronger than before, but I still think my resume is lacking in active verbs. Resume review wednesday at the CEW lunch workshop on looking for a job.

Regretting not being more active in pursuing the job option at the corporation for a trained workforce. As Bill reminded me again last night, I'm rapidly aproaching our end of February deadline, at which point I enter the "get any job" phase of the job search. I could do a lot worse than a researcher position.

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From:tammylc
Date:February 11th, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
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Well, conveniently enough... we are looking to hire 2 people by March. Exact positions unclear, but one of them will likely be a research position. Care to work up another resume? Or better yet, perhaps I can just set you up for a lunch with Jeannine, then you two can talk and see if she thinks there's a place for your skills - I think you come across much stronger in person than on paper, so might as well start there.

Let me know if you want me to pursue this (and think you can stand working with me!)
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From:netmouse
Date:February 11th, 2003 06:08 am (UTC)
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Let me know if you want me to pursue this (and think you can stand working with me!)
*smile* I'm quite comfortable with it now, especially since I'll no longer be your assistant chair by March.

I think this is a lovely idea. I can put together a new resume and a cover letter, but I also think your offer of arranging a lunch is a splendid one. I'm free for lunch today, friday, next monday, tuesday, thursday and friday. I could also do an early lunch on Wednesday, say around 11, but I'd prefer another day.

If you could get me a better idea of what responsibilities it might entail, I can put together a better application.

(thank you very much. this means a lot. especially, I'm glad to know you aren't sick of working with me... :) )
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From:tammylc
Date:February 11th, 2003 06:23 am (UTC)

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If you could get me a better idea of what responsibilities it might entail, I can put together a better application.

This is why I'm thinking a lunch will be better - there's really no set job description - a lot of what people end up being hired to do depends on what strengths they bring to the company. So the way I see it, is you do the lunch, and if you and Jeannine agree that our needs and yours match, then you create a resume that you think highlights those strengths.

I'll see what I can set up and get back to you!

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From:the_leewit
Date:February 11th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Read an article in re-usable paper in _New Science_ mentioning the company you were applying for (I think it was _New Science_--- headline dealt with the "death of the banana," and the tone was rather British.) Sounds like a neat product which could fill niches that the company itself has not even begun to *think* of.

Perhaps you should let the company decide whether or not you're the *best* (as opposed to "best-qualified") for the position? (wink--- you may now slug me for being patronizing. But it seems to me that there are so many positions that you would shine in that other people may look better for on paper [Madame President?], and why should you hobble yourself by feeling not-confident about factors that you don't know of? Maybe the vp of marketing is more reasonable around blue-eyed people--- or maybe the head of hardware development is a bit geeky and disorganized and has trouble articulating what she needs to get the project done within the parameters specified?...)
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