Monday, November 9, 2009

"Landing a job like getting into Harvard"


I have some news...at the end of last week, I accepted a job offer and I start my new job marketing online video games a week from today! After 13 months of unemployment, 4 months of searching, 1 blog, a bunch of informational meetings and a few REALLY bad interviews, I finally landed a something...apparently, in this economy, this is not that easy, and a recent CNN article likens finding a job to getting into Harvard. So basically, my parents can finally be proud that their daughter was nerdy enough to be accepted to an Ivy League institution!

A few posts ago, I talked about my thought cycle of doubt, fear and worry. I'm still a little bit in that cycle, especially since I haven't started working and don't really know how it's going to turn out, but I'm hoping for the best and I'm actually pretty excited to start something new! Change is good, right?

So now what? I still want to continue my blog as it's been a fun outlet for me and really, how will my readers cope without my bi-weekly Farmville update?? But what shall I rename it? Some ideas I'm tossing around in my head:

- www.diaryofanmbabackontrack.blogspot.com
- www.backinthesaddleagain.blogspot.com
- www.omgiwishiwasaladywholunches.blogspot.com
- www.diaryofanlatransplantinsiliconvalley.blogspot.com
- www.imissla.blogspot.com
- www.withlovefromsunnyvale.blogspot.com
- www.iworkwithabunchofdudes.blogspot.com
- www.whatlifeislikeinmanjose.blogspot.com
- www.iworkandthereforeieatfrozendinners.blogspot.com
- www.notimeforthemall.blogspot.com

Hmmmm...I think this MAY require some more thought...

6 comments:

gcpaik@gmail.com said...

congrats! you were not made for unemployment, you get too bored! this is a change we can believe in! i vote for the one about ladies who lunch, obviously.

Maggie Mae said...

I wish I had a PC now so I could play your game!

chrrrrrs said...

omg, you should play some WoW! I started playing and it's so much fun...(NEVER in my wildest dreams would i ever have thought that i would say that!!!)

Amber said...

CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you Chris!! I totally understand what you are going through as it is always a bit scary to start a new job. Just remember that if this job doesn't go well you can always get another one. I know it might take awhile, but just remember that no job is permanent. My first job after being unemployed for 10 months was one of the WORST jobs I had ever had. It only took me 2 months after that to find a new one. Go figure. Some people say it's easier to find a job when you have a job. Maybe they are right.

I hope your FarmVille withdrawals won't be too bad.

Interstellar Overdrive said...

I vote for iworkwithabunchofdudes. Nice blog, you now have a new faithful reader.

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Varun Sahay said...

congratulations on your job! Keep up the writing....