Why applying for jobs is nerve-wracking

The following things have happened to me in the past week:

– The professor in charge of reading over my application materials strongly suggested I publish something.  Yes, I’ll remedy that in the next week!

– After having two professors, Sydney, and me read over my dissertation abstract I looked at it once more just before sending it off . . . only to realize that I’d misspelled a character’s name.  As in, I spelled it correctly elsewhere in the paragraph and then misspelled it later in the same paragraph.  You wouldn’t have had to read the book to catch that one.  And we all missed it.  Scary!

– The internet service I’m required to use to send off all of my materials insists on “converting” all of the pdfs I upload . . . and it messes up the format.  So now, each time I submit a new pdf I have to sit there, combing over it one letter at a time, making sure there isn’t another bug in the system.

Grey hair before I’m thirty . . .


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3 Responses to Why applying for jobs is nerve-wracking

  1. Mother-of-the-bride says:

    Publish something – uggghhh! Good of him/her to bring that up NOW! By the way, you had poetry published when you were in high school.

    Missed misspelling – that’s enough to have missed heart beats!

    As for the internet service – cannot imagine the degree of frustration!

    Are you sure you don’t want me to swoop down and keep Katherine for a week??

  2. fustianist says:

    Given K’s decision to keep us up for three nights running now, I might be very tempted . . .


  3. Mother-of-the-bride says:

    Ohhhh no – not STILL waking throughout the night:( Might have to take her for a ride – the moment she falls asleep – pull over at a park and also take a nap!!!

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