Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I've mentioned before that I'm a contractor in my current job. I was originally there for six months, then two, then two, then two again.

I've been watching the Ottawa job postings - not terribly regularly, but I have been keeping my eyes open.

More accurately, I let Peter's New Jobs e-mails pile up in my inbox for a couple of weeks, then read them all at once and open tabs for the relevant jobs.

That's where the system falls apart. After about a week, I give up and close the browser, usually without actually applying for the jobs.

It's so hard to look for a job when you have a job.

Anyway, last month my contract was extended until September. I immediately made a resolution - not to even think about applying for a job unless it looked like a perfect fit.

I then proceeded to ignore the e-mails for 2.5 weeks. (Some things never change.)

Tonight I went through them and found one job that looks worth applying for. It's open in my browser as we speak.

No, I haven't applied for it. Some things never change.


  1. Collette,

    This is Len from Peter's New Jobs. Glad to hear that we're helping, or at least making you feel guilty enough to occasionally check.

    You're not alone. Most independent contractors struggle with spending enough time looking for the next job when they're currently working. It's the curse of being a contractor.


  2. Thanks, Len. You have a great service, and I've recommended it to many people, but I really wish it wasn't relevant to me at all. :)