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April 4, 2012

Step 1: Delete the old resume and start a new one from scratch.
Step 2: Build a portfolio.
Step 3: Send them out into the Universe.
Step 4: Apply to only those ads that make you feel an emphatic YES!
Step 5: Beware of generic cover letters. If you are writing a generic cover letter, you are ignoring step 4.
Step 6: Trust that the right job is waiting for you.
Step 7: Try not to shit your pants (nobody will hire you if you smell like poo.)

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  1. April 4, 2012 11:17 am

    love it.

  2. April 4, 2012 11:20 am

    oh…and…HULLO portfolio…it’s diVINE!!! leaps and bounds, leaps and bounds!!!!

  3. lishofmann permalink
    April 4, 2012 11:39 am

    Your portfolio is stunning! My thoughts while pouring over your poetic images – “I would love to take a photography holiday/shooting expedition with this woman.” Having watched Susannah taking pictures at Squam, I know seeing how you investigate a setting with your camera would be totally inspirational and insightful. Not a full time job, but wow – talk about a heavenly experience! Nirvana after ecourses.

  4. April 4, 2012 1:58 pm

    awesome.
    truly.
    x

  5. April 4, 2012 2:16 pm

    OMG. Wow. Go you!

  6. Kaitlyn permalink
    April 4, 2012 9:00 pm

    Yes. Agree again- ESPECIALLY 4 & 6 :)

  7. April 4, 2012 10:16 pm

    I know this all so well.
    Just revamped said resume…
    Built portfolio…hoping on 6 happening soon.

    Good luck ..to us both!

  8. ali permalink
    April 5, 2012 3:26 pm

    Get on LinkedIn and exploit all your connections!

    Love your photography.

  9. April 6, 2012 4:43 pm

    Here via Chookookloonks today…your portfolio is amazing!

    I don’t know if you are still interested at all in the science world (read your cover letter post) but have you considered a field job? Science isn’t all about being in a lab. I’m in the science field (marine bio as a major) and while I do currently work in an office there are many field jobs out there.

    But, it sounds like you have taken another path so I hope you are able to find the best position for you! I do know the rejection feelings, I went through that over the last year or so when we took some time off from life to do some exciting things and it was ridiculous trying to get back into the job world again.

    Good luck! And wonderful photos!

  10. April 8, 2012 1:41 am

    Love your list! I spent a good portion of last year looking for a job, and in the end decided to follow step #4 . . . even if the pay wasn’t what I was looking for. Figured that if I put it out to the universe that way? Something would turn up. (#6) And it eventually did!

    Sending lots of good job-finding juju your way . . .

  11. April 9, 2012 2:36 am

    Your portfolio is beautiful – well done and lots and lots of luck! I am sure it will happen for you – you will make it happen : )

  12. April 11, 2012 6:32 pm

    That portfolio is AMAZING. Just like you, really. I think the universe will agree!

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