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A Day in the Life: Job Hunting (part 1)

on March 18, 2014

Penguin for Peace

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You have never really had to interview for a job the way other people have. You’ve pretty much walked into every job you ever wanted — one interview, a portfolio review and you’re hired. That was, of course, in the olden days, when you were still closer to 30 than 40. Your ex ran off with another woman two years ago, leaving you with 5- and 6-year-old boys, a pile of debt, no steady job and no health insurance. You’ve just recovered from a three-month bout of pneumonia that left you exhausted and unable to do freelance work. Your clients couldn’t wait, and besides, many of them were taking their work in-house, to be done on the computer, not by graphic designers, but by secretaries or interns with no training. You need to find a job pretty soon, or things could get ugly in short order. You are getting a…

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