Thanks again for the donations in appreciation of content all these years. It will certainly go to a good cause – most likely rent.

In the past two weeks I have had three interviews. One was a phone interview for a major wildlife organization, the other an in-person interview for an outdoor government agency as a contractor. I haven’t heard back from these two, but summer hiring is slow when people are out on vacation. I’m very interested in both and think I did well, so we’ll see.

The third was for a content manager position with a large association where I’ve worked before. It’s work I can do, but not necessarily a step up in my career path. And it’s low-pay and temporary. And my resume is already lousy with temp experience which raises questions in interviews. But it was offered today and I took it. It puts me in a sticky situation should either of the other two jobs pan out. Plus there’s a few other federal jobs where I’ve been referred (a positive step in an otherwise dreary job application process) but those could take a long time to pan out. So in short, I start a job next week, which is a good thing.


  1. Blobby says:

    yayyy. low pay and temp? the sticky situation will play itself out if you get one of the permanent positions. employers know when something is low pay and temp it’s tough to keep a talented body there. it’s transitional and they know it. good luck on the other two.

  2. Jim says:

    What Blobby said above!! Anyone hiring a temp, with the job market where it is, should know that if something perm comes along, they’re out.

    And, as for the other interviews…

  3. Chris says:

    Glad to hear that news, Jimbo, ambivalent as you may feel about it (understandably). It’s hard to game all the factors right. For now,just get through to Labor Day, eh?