On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Douglas J Hunley
> On Tuesday 24 March 2009 13:25:36 Terence wrote:
>> > Having joined the ranks of the unemployed yesterday, I'm currently
>> > seeking a new opportunity doing UNIX/Linux Admin work or 2nd level tech
>> > support work. If anyone on list has any pointers/help, I'd be much
>> > appreciative. Reply off-list and I can provide resume, etc.
>> What city, country, etc. Doug?
> Anywhere that'll have me or that offers remote-work :)
> I'm currently in Columbus, OH, USA
Super bummer, Doug. I know exactly how you feel. When I found my
current job 5 years ago, I had been down and out for 2 full years.
My only suggestion. Find as many networking groups (employment,
professional, civic clubs, churches or synagogues, grocery store
lines, etc.) as you can. Any more, it seems like over half of the new
jobs are never advertised in the traditional fashion. Anyone you meet
is a potential contact for a job you would never learn about in any
In my own case, I thought I would never be employed again (age 60),
and so I signed up for training as a real estate agent. I spent about
three months in Real Estate, and never earned a red cent, but the
process I went through and the people I had to deal with provided just
the boost I needed to get out of the dumps and to present a positive
attitude during the interview for my current job.