In other news, I still haven't heard from the folks I interviewed with last week. They did say it would be at least a week, but it's now day #8 and I'm getting nervous. This is always a sticky thing ... when do you call to see what's up? That last in-person interview I had ended up VERY ugly ... not the interview itself, but when I sent an e-mail to the HR gal who had set it up (3 weeks or so later), I got a "boilerplate" .pdf file about how they were going in another direction, yadda, yadda, yadda, within the hour of my sending my e-mail! Sort of makes me gun-shy on reaching out!
I had a contact with another Ad/PR agency today ... and although it sounds like I'm "not the guy they're looking for" on this particular opening, the fellow who contacted me (who I'd met via a networking event and had kept up with on Twitter) said he had some ideas of places that could use my talents and offered to help me make some connections ... which sure is better than the proverbial kick in the teeth.
I've been in a way cranky mood all week, as I'm SO DAMN SICK of being unemployed. I've had a number of "small victories", largely in things that are peripheral to my actual job search, which have been over-shadowed by nagging problems on other fronts. I just wish I could quit spending the hours I am on the job search and CREATE something, but I'm fresh out of ideas that seem to have any chance of producing a cash flow (although I have been tweaking a few things over on my Ning site in anticipating of doing more stuff over there), and we're careening towards a financial abyss here. Bleh. But you don't want to read that crap, do you?