Redundancy in a Gif(s)

Today, I’ve had two people tear me a new one.  It’s not the bad kind of tear, but honest.  Now, a break is needed and away from my new resume, a document that has been mulled over, chewed, spit out, run over, beaten, burned, and currently sitting in the waiting room for a thorough makeover.  The old text is going to be set afire, and I kid you not.  A match is going to be taken to this document that is filled with weak skills.

One agency, this morning, told me that my resume is good, but it has to be tweaked for each job that I apply for.  That’s completely understandable.  Some interview skills were toned and interview blemishes were buffered out.  I have a personality, I was told, and it needs to shine.  Talk to yourself in the mirror, this was encouraged; the reassurance from my mouth–I do that already.  (Improv purposes.)  My leaving the agency was on a positive note.

This afternoon, however, between my last post and now, my resume was revealed to be absolute rubbish and it needs a good makeover.  It’s going to cost me a pretty penny worth around… Well, let’s just say it will be over $500.  Tough love is what I need, but I’m now desperate to take any job that is put in front of me that will accept a shitty resume.  The process is going to be a pain in the ass to revision this two-page thing, but it will be worth it.

But the monetary value if I follow through with the whole shebang (did someone say CLICHE ALERT… I think so…) almost seems inappropriate.  This second agency is a good one, and the people are reliable.  However, the guarantee of success that an expensive four-hour session is still opaque.  Is the money worth it?  I’m comfortable to pay it out.  Yet, a hold on the whole France/Belgium/Netherlands trip will have to be implemented, despite it getting paid for regardless.  I’m a good saver, so it may still happen… it will happen.

If I move to another area, the trip will definitely be put on hold.  I’m going to want to explore the area that I’m surrounded by, my new home.  That takes some cash.  Other financials:  living where and with how many people… or cats.  Perhaps, I’ll find a travel companion.

But who knows.  I could technically still leave for that bigger city in The States–that I’m still not opposed to.  I’m still teetering.

Head banging

As a digression, alluding back to the previous post, focusing on the shower scene, the tune for my Syracuse Swan Song was formed and a few stanzas were written.  The song is in light of the tune “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” but “Leaving in a U-Haul.”

I’m not kidding.  The song will be shared with you soon.  Breaking out the guitar and creating a video may happen as well.  This depends how I’m feeling.  Not sure if there will be enough time.  Priorities, I tell you.

And so, my quest to write up a better resume is afoot, and it shall be completed by the end of the evening.  To illustrate my process:

paper

writing

slink

nuts

good

Hopefully, this process will get done sooner than later.  As for now:

Back.  To.  Work.

10 thoughts on “Redundancy in a Gif(s)

  1. Chris – have you checked out some peeps on Linkedin and looked at their resumes? I feel your pain – I have several versions of my resume and I ususally change it every time I apply for a job. Hang in there, you’ll get it!

    • Lanie –

      Yeah, I’ve been checking as many outlets as possible. My LinkedIn isn’t as up to par as I would like it to be, but that will be progressively worked on. Such a pain..

      After metaphorically burning my other resume, the new one is looking pretty suave (I hope).

      Thank you for stopping by, and for the encouragement. Always appreciated.

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  3. Screw that…$500??? NO.
    Now are you leaving Syracuse? I just found you there! I was there in the fall. I’m toying with the idea of moving to Skaneateles but it’s freezing ass cold there so i don’t know. I went to school at Colgate but I was young then and could handle a high of 3.

    I’ll proof your resume, I do it for people all the time.
    $500 my ass.

    🙂

    • I’m cracking up over here, Maggie.

      I am the dot in the game of Pong. The idea keeps coming and going. When I finally get the audacity to really look elsewhere, something good keeps me from leaving. There is so much greatness here in Syracuse, but I’m not finding much career wise. I still consider myself young, and the only thing that is really keeping me here are a family and friends, all of whom I’d easily keep in touch with.

      Skaneateles is beautiful, and I cannot discourage anyone from moving into Central New York (especially Onondaga County).

      The only question is where to move to… so many wonderful places to explore.

      I might take you up on the resume proof. I sent it out to three people, so I’m going to wait to hear from them before I overwhelm myself. Thank you so much for the generous offer.

      • I haven’t been following you for very long so I don’t know how old you are but you sound young. I’ll have to read more and find out what you do. It sounds like some performing?

        I’ll be out there this summer visiting family and thinking and thinking about moving. The cost of housing is so much more reasonable there than in Oregon. And I love all the villages, such a beautiful part of the country, people don’t realize there is so much more to NY than the city.

        Let me know if I can help.

      • Bing! I’m a pending 31-year-old improv performer, who likes to read and write in his spare time, who has a thirst for travel and adventure. That should go on my resume… haha.

        I laugh in the face of Kodiak bears. Riiight…

        I’ve heard about a 50/50 “admiration” for the housing, and I know taxes aren’t too fun, but that’s pretty typical wherever you go. But it is enjoyable here. We’re three hours from Niagara Falls, two from the Adirondack mountains, two from Albany, and five from New York City. Geographic bliss.

  4. Oh, this is a sensitive subject, Chris. I think you should be able to find enough how-to-polish-your-resume guides for free, in the library, online, at CNY Works in Franklin Square. I do not think you need to fork over $500.

    • I completely agree. If I was guaranteed a $50K job, then I’d cough up the moola in a heartbeat.

      The resume is being refurbished, which I am more than pleased with, and it’s almost done. I’ll be sending it off to Works, where my first meeting of the day was.

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