Friday, January 11, 2013

Going nowhere fast

Moving to Omaha seemed like a good idea at the time. More people, more jobs, more folks I know -- where better to pad my savings a bit before my next departure? Turns out I was partially correct: There are more jobs out here, but no one wants to hire me to fill them. I've spent the past three weeks applying for just about any position I've found.
  • Hy-Vee
  • Omaha World-Herald
  • UPS
  • Ralston Arena
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Gamers
  • Teddy Bear Connection
  • Ameristar Casino (two positions)
  • Runza
  • Nebraska Medical Center (two positions)
  • Whole Foods (two positions)
  • Blockbuster (two positions)
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • American Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • US Airways
  • State of Nebraska
  • 1st National Bank
  • Arby's
  • Embassy Suites
  • and more....
Not a single nibble -- no offers, no interviews, not even a callback. The Nebraska Medical Center sent me two rejection e-mails not 12 hours after I applied, and the open positions were only for food service. So much for all those skills I picked up in journalism translating to the real world. I socked away money so I wouldn't have to go on unemployment in this kind of circumstance, but at this rate I'm going to need a mess of scholarships to pull off my next move without a crippling amount of debt.

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