"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Breaking It Down

Okay! So I'm looking for some management to help guide my career. Let's break it down, shall we?

8 hours of research (I wish I was kidding. In fact, it's probably more than that.)
The Managers Book $13.11
Window Envelopes $43.69
Laser Printer $108.16
Postage for 30 submissions $31.50
Writing my cover letter: 10 minutes
Updating my resume: 20 minutes
Proofreading my cover letter: JenIsBetterThanAndreaAnders and Phoenix (Thanks Ladies!)

TOTAL: 9+ hours including two other people's time, and $196.46 for 30 submissions.

Knowing most of my submissions will go straight into the recycling bin?



  1. <3

    Think happy thoughts... you can't be out of your right place, my dear...

  2. I think it is a good investment.


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