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([personal profile] baphijmm Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:41 pm)
I don't think I've ever encountered anything so amusingly coincidental in my life.

So last night I couldn't really get to sleep because I was freaking out about having to move back to Cincinnati; this really kinda started with me looking for job openings in the Cincinnati area, as, though I will be housed and probably fed initially with little problem, I do still have mountains of debt following me around like a dog whose only human contact was when I looked at it funny. I found a few positions I might actually be happy with, and actually found one in particular that had been open for over a month - they kept reposting it - that I ended up applying to. Naturally I also looked through a few apartment listings; some were intriguing, but not terribly many.

It was at this point that I decided to make the big plunge - I sent a query to an agent regarding Journey to Fire's Keep. I had been debating who to send a query to for a while, but finally decided on one in northern California (in fact, I think I passed their office when I was in San Fran). After cleaning up my synopsis and an excerpt, I wrote out the technical details agents tend to like to see, then sent it off. Honestly I'm not sure if I'm optimistic, but I'm certainly hopeful.

From there, I was reminded that my dad had suggested during my stay with them over the holidays that I join LinkedIn; I didn't at first because my laptop's browser can't handle their site (good old Safari 1 and developers' refusal to support older versions of Mac OS X), and then when I got back to Socorro I was so distracted with the promises of San Francisco (all of which have now fallen through) to remember to do it. I made sure to fill in as much information as I could, quite interested in actually, you know, getting a job.

Now, let me provide a little background here. When I was interviewed in Mountain View, the biggest concern the company - especially their CEO - seemed to have was that I might be overqualified, such that, should the occasion arise, I'd leave them for a larger company. They weren't exactly discreet about this; multiple times, I was asked "Why us?", and the CEO even asked me quite specifically "If we weren't in this present economic resession, would you still be here interviewing with us?" Given their stated reason for not hiring me and how unfeasible it really is, I do believe their biggest concern was that I might use them as a foothold to get myself into their much larger neighbors (given their lines of questioning, I'm pretty sure they were mostly concerned about Google).

So imagine my amusement when, as I decide to give Mountain View one more chance and search LinkedIn for jobs in the area, I encounter a listing from Google for the exact same job they declined me. :P

Yes, I applied with the fury of an angry god. Probably for the first time ever on a Google application, I actually included a cover letter. No, I don't terribly expect anything to come of it, but I can hope. :3
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