Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 18:35:34 EDT

So it has been a couple of months since I have written anything here. I really just don't have much to write about. I haven't been doing anything technically interesting. I've mostly been sitting around the house wasting the days away, occasionally doing something constructive. I watched Lost In Translation last night and came to the conclusion that my life, right now, is a lot like the character Charlotte's. She is "lost" and doesn't know what to do with her life. She sits around her hotel room, occasionally wandering around Tokyo, trying to find something interesting. That's pretty much what I have been doing since I graduated.

There is a difference, though. I know that I want to program for a living. Be it traditional application development, web development, or game development, I know that that is what I want to do. There are just two problems:

  1. The economy sucks and isn't getting any better any time soon.

  2. All of the jobs that are available I don't qualify for.

I believe we all understand point one. As for point two, that is what is truly depressing. Everyone wants "5+ years experience" with things I do not have experience with. Or if I do find a job that I know I can do, there is at least one requirement that I don't meet. So when I do apply for the job I never get a call.

And that is why the content here has shriveled to nothingness. So sad.


The catch 22 of employment. I know that you have a lot of experience with a lot of technologies. What if you could side-projects, and moonlighting as work experience?

Posted by Mr Frosti on Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 10:12:54 EDT.

Do you mean "could list side-projects"? I'm thinking about how I can rewrite my resume now to include stuff like that. I was always under the impression that it must only include actual work experience.

I tried to get help from CSU's career services office, but they are pretty much useless. Luckily, an old friend has taken it upon himself to help me out. Hopefully things will be looking up soon.

Posted by James Sumners on Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 11:13:27 EDT.

I am just happy to see you back communicating here. I have checked from time to time to see what is going on with you. I think about you often and continue to hope you find something interesting soon. You are right though, the economy has never been worse for trying to find a meaningful job. Good luck! Keep your spirits up...you have truly earned a good opportunity to show what you can do.

Posted by carolyn a sumners on Monday, 27 April 2009, 13:40:05 EDT.