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I went to a resume seminar just now and it BLEW MY MIND.  Funny how you think you have something figured out, and then someone goes ahead and gives you a smackdown of information that sings to you.   I'm actually pretty excited right now.   (LIKE I DIDN'T REALIZE PEOPLE WERE PUTTING LINKEDIN PROFILES IN WITH THEIR CONTACT INFO.  THAT IS BRILLIANT.)   I also got un-scared from making a Summary for myself, since I didn't feel focused enough before to make one, and I learned a much better way to format my qualifications and experience - by a system of PSR - stating the problem you faced, the solution you found, and the results that came from it.  I might have to get creative on results because a lot of my accomplishments at Macy's fell into a black hole but it was a great, active approach.  I found a better format for my resume too, since the chronological format really doesn't work when you are changing fields or short on experience. 

So tonight I'll be creating a Master Resume full of everything I've ever done ever, and split it into two resumes - one for copywriting/proofing and one for HR.  I'm still struggling with HR cause I don't know how to get my foot in the door, especially without a certification.  But I'm going to get that HR resume checked-over by a (DIFFERENT) counselor and at least put in for temping.  

Thanks to Kol I have two wonderful pictures for my profile there too, and the one I don't use on LinkedIn I'll probably throw on Facebook.

Also a Kingdom question:  I've been making Kingdom avatars for my Rock Band game whenever I get the time, and I have Deon, Mara, Raquel, Dusty (a really horrible looking Dusty cause none of the skin or hair colors looks right), Val, Rae, Marcus, and Nate (because I might make Love Assault as an alt band).   If I made one of your Kingdom characters for this game, which one would you want me to go with?  What kind of clothing would they wear to a rock concert?  What instrument would they prefer - vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, or drums? 

It is actually really adorable watching Val go crazy over the drumset.  Dusty and Raquel are my current vocalists, which gets really funny when we are playing a twee poppy song.
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Z asked me which books have been most helpful for me in starting up my jobhunt again!  While I definitely am not even close to having DREAM JOB right now, I am mentally a lot closer than I was a few months ago, and by-and-large a lot more optimistic about the whole ordeal.  These are the three books that really helped me out: 

I SAW THE SIGN, AND IT OPENED UP MY EYES )


Still going to be MIA for a few days - I've dipped back into listening to John Mayer and Snow Patrol, if you believe that the music you listen to can be a thermometer for your mood.  Plus I have the next three days of work, and with the sales lately things have been stressful there.  Still chugging along on tags the best I can - I am in way too many active threads at the moment, and February is all about finishing them up and getting them back to a managable level (Purity and Two Guys are the two I feel closest to finishing at the moment, oh and I need to post in Wolves cause that is nearly done too).  I really really sincerely want to work on Restless Heavens next month, because I've been thinking about it constantly at work and there is so much I wanted to explore in that world. 

ALSO, MY BIRTHDAY IN TWO WEEKS <33333

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