Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Job Tips

For my buddies in the middle of job searches (including my Daddio!), here's some stuff to keep in mind:

"Here’s why you’ll need humility: If you are like most people, you will get the shit kicked out of you in the job search. Typically, the job search process is a six month-long, broken, politically-biased, ill-conceived, and poorly-executed racket. For most companies, the candidate’s dignity is an afterthought. Some of what will happen to you will not be fair. It will be expensive and frustrating. The injustice of it all will sting, and raging against the machine won’t help. You will need to forgive your transgressors just to maintain your sanity."

More here.

3 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Jennifer Jackson said...

I think this should be applied to the query process too. Heh.

Kameron Hurley said...

Seriously.

clindsay said...

More like a two and a half year process, actually. And still going.