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Busy All The Way - Part 3

Days 5,6,7 (Working Day 3,4,5) since I am free.

Never thought that jobless days would be as busy or even more busy than a regular day at office.
With the number of calls and emails being answered, it is quite a tough time to catch up with everything.

While overall the prospects are looking good, it is definitely a period of apprehension. The motivation to keep going is the good feedback that I am getting from my Interviews. I finally stopped all job hunt on Friday and decided not to continue with it until Monday.

Some things that I did to focus on the search are

1) Configure outlook so that my emailing has an office feel to it (and also to get rid of the Yahoo blue indentation while replying or forwarding emails
2) Configure Google calendar to sync with my Android mobile phone. Gets me organised with tasks and meetings. The plus point is that SMS alerts can be set for the meetings and I will get the location and reminder by SMS even if I have turned of mobile data to preserve power.

Busy All the way - Part 2

Day 4 (Working Day 2) since I am free.

Had an exhausting, but productive day with 2 interviews and two meet ups. More questions and more evaluations.
One was with a new recruitment agency for a role that was not probably a good fit in terms of my expectations, but it was really just an opportunity to meet with a recruitment agency representative for them to get to know more about you and the kind of opportunities that you are looking for. This gave me a chance as well to get to know the agency and its operations.
I was doing some research on laws in Australia for independent contractors and understood that there is a fair bit of paperwork to be taken care of. I found out about payroll or contractor management company and met up with CXC Global in Brisbane. (www.cxcglobal.com.au) Understood their high level operating model and it was quite reasonable, hence I signed up so that I do not miss out on any short term contract opportunities. And I am happy to source that paper work to peopl…

Busy all the way

Does lack of paid work make one less busy?
I guess it depends on personal nature, choices and circumstances.

Day 3 (Working day 1) since I'm free.

Had my first meet up with a potential employer who did not have a set role in mind which they were trying to fill. The reason was that I contacted them to check if they have any vacancies and though they did not have an advertised position, kept an open mind to talk to me and find out about what I can offer them for anything that might come up as potential opportunities. Because they had no present vacancy, for once the questions were about my abilities and finding the right place where I would fit in or the places I could be utilized.

I guess it was a good start for my full time job search period because such open questions initiate is more of an introspection than a session to implement the art of responding to interview questions. This is because I knew that they were not trying to tick off a checklist and so I did not have to fashi…