A New Job? Maybe

As you all know I’ve been looking for work to help pay the bills and keep my sanity. I received a call—text message telling me they liked what I offered in my resume and cover letter. She invited me to go on another phone App and contact this individual who was going to interview me.

The job for which I applied for was proofreader for a publishing company through the Indeed job board site. It advertised for proofreaders and editors and copy writers. I applied for the proofreader position figuring it was probably the fastest position to get hired.

I’m old school and not used to using cell phones and texting apps in this fashion. I’m also not comfortably familiar with conducting interviews remotely. I know it’s the new normal currently but adjusting my way of thinking around this concept is frustrating at times

At any rate, I got the app up and was getting ready to call this person via video chat, which I thought was the procedure they wanted. I tried connecting with him and saw it going through. Six seconds later, the person on the other end disconnected the call.

I attempted to retry texting him, but I never received a response. Now I’m waiting for Monday morning to try and do this again. Hopefully my interview will go through this time. There is one thing I am realizing from this adventure, it is more complicated doing this job search this way than the old go to a place, fill out an application or turn in a resume, then greet an HR rep who determined by a handshake and eye to eye contact whether I was qualified to go any further.

As I have stated in many of my blog post, working is the only way I can function in society. I can’t understand people who are so lazy that they are comfortable not doing anything to promote themselves. It’s ironic how people rather not work than go out of their way to hunt for work. Like I said, I’m old school.

Published by Jerry Schellhammer

Jerry, a published author of both published and self-published books, is devoting his time and efforts to his craft after having retired from the previous job as a janitor at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. He now calls Gooding, Idaho his home. Writing is his passion and he now has a successfully published book and another on the way to being published later this year. He has a BA in English with emphasis in professional writing from Washington State University. His website: www.jerryschellhammer.com is available for everyone to see. In it are the lists of published books available both through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook and print format.

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