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Working smarter, not harder!

I made RSS feeds of my best searches of craigslist jobs, and then piped them into my LJ. Now when jobs show up on craigslist that fit my search terms, they show up in my friends list. This gets me applying to things faster, and makes reading my LJ a more job-search-related activity. I am proud of myself, and I just sent out a resume with customized cover letter super-quick after a job was posted!

(Make an RSS-feed of a craigslist search by clicking the little ochre-colored RSS button in the bottom right corner of the search page. Then put it in your LJ by entering the web address of the resulting page into the "Add a Feed" field at the bottom of the LJ syndication page. Though you can't do that second part if you don't have a Paid or Permanent LJ account. There are, of course, other RSS readers, but I like reading feeds in my LJ friendslist.)

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phoenixredux
Aug. 1st, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Ha! Brilliant!

An employer would be a fool to turn away someone as resourceful as you. :)
mage_girl
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Wow.

You are SO smart, it's scary. Good thing you're on MY side. :)

I almost called you today, just to say hi. Because I like hearing your voice and making you laugh.

We should get together again soon. It is just so good to see you and Don.

I have the boys this next weekend (aug 8)....do you have Sirena?? On Saturday, we could do something kid/fun related?


K.
grenacia
Aug. 2nd, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
We'll have Bean that weekend, and Saturday we'll probably go to the MISFITS (organization that runs Convergence) ice cream social picnic. You should come too! Free ice cream and games and lots of geeks and their kids.

http://www.misfit.org/
mage_girl
Aug. 4th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that would be great!!!

I think we shall. The boys would LOVE it.

Thanks for the info, Sharla!

See? Smart. Super scary smart. That's you. :)


one_undone
Aug. 2nd, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
Wow, good idea!
merle_
Aug. 2nd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
That's very cool! I didn't know you could make feeds from filtered search results.
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