I’ll keep this one relatively brief. If you’ve read this blog, you know a little bit about my graduate school run and some of the issues with getting a job afterwards — notably, I wrote about it here, here and here. Well, I got a job, and my wife got a job, and we’re moving to Dallas/Fort Worth later this month. You can check out a little about what I’m doing here.
In the past 12 months or so, I know I’ve definitely bitched a little bit on this blog (see above, although admittedly there are some good thoughts in there — like this whole thing) and definitely on social media about my job search. If you’re my friend or just someone who reads this blog, straight up — I am sorry. I know it’s tedious and I know you try to do what you can (and many did try to help in different ways), but it’s a hard system we’ve got set up for hiring in the modern age: it can tend to detach from other systems (like education) and reward checklist-approaches as opposed to real talent. I’m not even claiming I’m “real talent;” I’m just saying the system has flaws. I hope to keep working on that as my own career progresses.
For now, though, just know that I am sorry if my seeming complaining ever became tedious. It definitely became a bit tedious on this end. I thank you for whatever you did to help, even if that was nothing.
Interestingly, I wrote this post back on March 5 — the title is something like, “If you want to find a job, move to North Dakota or Dallas.” I guess that actually happened.