Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Laid Off: Day Two

Well, my ambitious plan of getting up early today fell through. Although I didn't go to bed very late, I had a hard time getting my butt out of bed. Finally, I was able to get myself over to the shower around quarter to eleven. So, my plans of updating the resume before meeting with my friend for lunch had to be modified.

Lunch was at 11:45am at Damon's with an old friend from my first job at Cabletron Systems. Dave has actually moved on as well and now works for ProQuest, the same company where my wife works. Dave brought Kevin, another old Cabletron buddy, and we had a nice lunch. Apparently, Kevin is also looking for a new job, since he was laid off from Avail Networks (the local branch which was formerly owned by Cabletron.) It was fun seeing the old gang and talking about old times.

Then, it was back home to work on the resume. After reading through parts of the "Complete Idiot's" guide, I realized that I was doing many things incorrectly with my resume. I have completely updated it and I feel much more comfortable about it. After finishing the updates, a copy was sent to my friends, my recruiter and another friend who left Nexiq a while back who has a couple of contacts.

Tomorrow will be a busy day. I will be running over to Wolverine Towers like I was planning on doing today to drop off the paperwork and a couple copies of my resume. There are a couple of other sources that I need to get in contact with who may be able to help. Then, the fun part; I will need to actually start posting the resume at various places as well as tailoring it and sending it directly to companies for review. That has always been a pain in the past, but I am hoping that it will not be too troublesome without having a pesky job getting in the way of my job search. :-D

Actually, I am already starting to miss my co-workers. The work was ho-hum and sometimes outright boring, but I got along fairly well with everyone and it is kinda sad that most of these people that I have seen nearly every day for the past year and a half will likely never be seen again.

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