Interviews with 29 people (that I can remember at the moment).
2-3 hours prep for every interview.
10 hours creating custom writing samples at the request of just one prospective employer--for a short-term contract job (that I landed).
3 "I love you, but there are others who more closely map what we're looking for."
5 "I love you! It's not quite the right fit, but I passed your resume on to someone at X company."
1 "I'm sorry--we were writing an offer but corporate decided to move the position to Dulles, VA."
1 "I want to hire you, but I really think I need someone in Pasadena full-time."
1 offer that I, literally, couldn't afford to take.
Many friends and friends of friends who channeled my resume through their networks.
Lots and lots of freelance writing projects--all sizes.
Scores of notes and calls of encouragement to counter the negativity from the
Few who assumed I just wasn't trying hard enough.
A job offer at last?
My friends and my family? Not enough money or love in the world to say Thank You.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart.