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Distance March 31, 2011

Posted by jvmullin in Job Searching, Job Searching.
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When you are unemployed distance can mean many things. It is the measure of travel to get to that interview. It is the feeling you get from those around you. It is what you are told to do to negative people.

Well I can tell you that I have flown half way across the country for an interview. I have taken phone screens from the other side of the country.

I just recently distanced myself from a number of job hunt groups for being either ineffective or too negative.

The worse thing I feel that we have to go through is the distance we feel from those closest to us.

If you are familiar with Boston Harbor there is a lighthouse at the entrance  of the harbor. It is on a little pile of rocks they call the Graves.  It is close enough to barely be seen on a clear day and far enough away to be forgotten. Yet it shines it light to let you know it is there.

Most days I feel like graves light. Shining my light trying to get the attention of companies that could use someone useful like me. But I also know that I am a distance away from the other lighthouses and from the ships in port or coming to port that I am alone. Yet I shine on, I persevere through good days and the storms that try to abuse me. I stand alone.

I have time plenty of time to stand there trying to make sense of all this. But it seems that a fog has rolled in  and is clouding my ability to shine. To see clearly, to wonder if I am still needed in this age of GPS and other technology.

Yet still I stand and still I shine my light to give others safe passage into my harbor.

I normally try to have some underlying moral to my blogs or some bit of hope or a good piece of information. I am not sure what that is in this blog.  I guess the meta fore is the light and that I am reaching out to you so that you let me know that I am not alone and that my beacon is still needed.

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