I make the profile, fill in the blanks, upload various documents in an effort to justify my competence. I use “power” words like “coordinated”, “managed”, and “conceptualized”, I hit “Submit” and off it goes into the digital black hole. This process can last several hours, days even. Upload, Submit, Repeat. And nothing.
Flash back to last October. I meet a magazine editor at a freelance writing group and within three minutes of casual conversation I have myself an assignment. Days vs. minutes. Human Interaction vs. The Online Process & a Hail Mary. Time to rethink my definition of job hunting. How ’bout yourself?