Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs

Where are you j-o-b? The search continues for a better job fit, but things are not as bleak as once thought. At least there seems to be a few more calls, discussions and networking that are beginning to show a tad bit of light at the end of the tunnel. It's a process, but the unemployment rate continues to rise in Oregon and more and more companies continue to slash budgets and lay people off. I did mention a light, right? Attitude is everything and I'm relying on that even more so now.

This week however a new kind of light blinded me in my epic search for employment. I was eliminated this week from an opportunity due to the fact I didn't know the meaning to a word...millerite. If you know the meaning to this word without having to look it up, use google,, etc., you are the man/woman. After working through a series of interviews, I was down the final two for a position. As a larger corporation, they do some testing to see what sort of intelligence level the candidates are at (I'm guessing here, don't really know). I missed being considered for the position because I didn't pass the test verbal part of the test, with the last question being "what is millerite?". It's a tough pill to swallow, but I guess it's not the right fit if I can't define nickel, sulfide mineral. Thank you Troy Nickerson.