I hope this finds you in good health and happy times. I’m writing because I’m looking for work and putting the word out to friends that have helped me out in the past. Things have been threadbare lately and I’m maintaining, but I’d like get back to being a little further ahead of the ball.
I am putting my intentions out into the world, and hard on the job hunt trail, but I’m running into a lot of close misses. I feel like I’m making good connections in phone interviews, but failing somewhere past those first few people. I know part of the problem is my scattered work history and eclectic selection of tech jobs. I’m not an easy person to pigeonhole or describe, like an album by Firewater, I don’t entirely fit a single genre or description. I feel like my diverse background makes me a useful person to hire because I bring a very different and wide perspective, but it is hard to express that on a resume.
All the references/recommendations on my linkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/nathanregener) are positive and reflect the “Nathan is awesome to work with” but that is a hard thing to brag about in an interview without sounding like an ass.
I’m starting to get glib on my cover letters, but I don’t know what else to do. I am really frustrated with the whole process. I’ve been told four times that the interviewers loved me, but the position doesn’t actually have funding, or doesn’t exist.
Any advice or leads would be appreciated. I’m looking for contract QA, any kind of small team management, or that guy on stage that plays tambourine and dances. I’m a Problem Solver and a general all-around Bad Ass.
I’m working on reworking my resume, let me know if you want a copy when I’m done, should be later this week.
PS – check out the latest Firewater album, The Golden Hour, you won’t be disappointed, a great listen from beginning to end.