Day 1: Why I’m Doing This

You know those 100-day projects?  People pick an activity, anything from saying hello to a stranger to drawing a cartoon cat, and they do it, every day, for 100 days.   No exceptions.  Well, I’m embarking on my own 100-day project.

Every day for the next 100 days I am going to apply for a different job.

Here’s why I’m doing this:  I’ve been unemployed for ten and half months, and the job search is getting old.  I’ve interviewed for tons of jobs, and I’ve gotten close to getting hired several times.  I interviewed for a job in Texas last January that looked amazing.  I could tell the search committee loved me, and I was ready to buy some cowboy boots and move south, but then, to my dismay, I discovered they had lost funding for the position.  More recently I interviewed for a position in beautiful, mountainous New Hampshire, fell in love with the idea of working there, and was ready to buy a set of skis.  Except they hired someone else.

I need something to kickstart the application process, so that’s where this project comes in.  I’ll be documenting both my job-hunting efforts and my unemployed lifestyle on this blog.

My title is “If I’m Still Unemployed at the End of This, I’m Quitting”.  Truthfully, if I get rejected from all 100 jobs, I will keep on applying.  But not until after I’ve taken a break from the madness that is job hunting.

Today’s Application: A Job in Indiana


P.S.  If you want to know more about 100-day projects, check this out:


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