Currently, I am looking for a new day job. I do this about every 1 to 2 years and, despite how short a time that is, I’m always surprised by how much the process changes.
Sometimes all roles are through agencies. Sometimes most are direct with the company hiring. Often the technology they use for sucking up your CV into a database changes. It’s always interesting!
It also takes a lot of energy. Mental energy I mean. Though going to an interview on a 39 degree day (that’s in Celsius) is a bit tiring, it’s true.
Usually when job hunting, I don’t write much, because of energy conservation and because it uses some other part of my brain and so switching takes effort. This time though, I seem to be doing a billion things while job searching, including attending conference days, doing some online coursework, weaving (my preeeeties) and, yes, I’m still writing. I’ve gone back to the novellas and am taking the mallet to the scrapy, scratch-draft of N2. Feels good!
As for the conference (publishing related) and the online education (work skills related), my brain is getting tubby with new knowledge. So satisfying. This week, brain is very excited about playing with new software… Love me some new toys!
Of course, as xmas approaches the job hunting may slow through sheer lack of opportunities, but it doesn’t look like I’ll be lacking things to do if that happens, ey?