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October 21, 2003

Job Fair

The job fair I went to was a joke.

It was at the Weston Galleria which is about an hours drive from my house. I got there plenty early, parked my car and bought some newspapers for my daughters school project.
Read the papers, went back to the car dropped them off and went to look for the ballroom where the fair was.

Did I say I was plenty early?

After about fifteen minutes of looking I finally figured out that I was in the wrong Westin hotel, they have two in the Galleria.

Did I say I was plenty early?

Rather than moving my car I decided to just walk through the mall to the other hotel which was probably the smartest thing I did that hour.

I got to the room where the job fair was being held and believe it or not, I was still early.

While waiting to get in the two guys behind me were talking. They were both IT guys like me and both had been to other jobs fairs. They said that most of the jobs were probably sales jobs and it didn't look like there was going to be anything happening in IT until after the New Year.
Not what I wanted to hear.

Finally they let us in and sure enough almost all the jobs were for sales people, or for customer service people behind the Hertz or Enterprise counters.

I left very depressed.

Listening to: Ball and Chain - Janis Joplin

Posted by Starhawk at 09:18 PM | JobHunting | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)