economy watch, personal log
As you might expect, I've been madly applying for work over the past several days. Yesterday I submitted my résumé and cover letter by fax to a particularly promising lead around noon. When I called the HR department an hour later to confirm it had arrived, the HR representative mentioned that she had received 60 applications so far that day, and more were flooding in. Fortunately, I know that she had at least glanced at my résumé.
Sixty applications in five hours! Yow! Something tells me the job picture is still pretty bleak if there's that much piling on a single opening. I'm confident of my qualifications for the position; with a bit of luck and a due application of skill, the job could conceivably be mine by the end of the month. Of course I'll keep ya'll posted.