Friday, October 26, 2007

Welcome to the Outside

Oops, I did it again. Never thought I would venture out into the blogosphere, but here I am - and here you are, too. Which works out well because the point of this blog isn't about me, but "us" - those out there who are on a path looking for that elusive means of employment. Don't be turned off by the "DC" label - that's where I'm located, but this blog is for everyone, anywhere.

Up front first and foremost - this is not a place to whine, cry, or feel bad about anything. Complaining is alright, as long as it's in good fun. Contrary to popular belief, the job search should be positive and enlightening, though right now it probably feels degrading and more difficult than getting a date to the senior prom (too much information from my past, you say?).

Anyhow, the dc outsider is there to act as a forum to share ideas and thoughts and yes, to vent, about trying to get hooked up in the professional world. There's no shortage of job websites out there -,,, - but I feel it's time to have a place for all the anonymous masses to unite and realize we're not alone in trying to forge something for the future. There might be competition trying to get that job, but at the end of the day, we're all in this together. (I took similar comfort in college during finals time while sitting in the cafeteria looking around at the rest of the students and thinking, "Everybody's in the same boat at this point, we might as well laugh about it"- after which I proceeded to down Red Bulls and M&Ms to pull an all-nighter)

Well, there's no all-nighters here, but feel free to respond to the posts and keep the conversation going. The more stories, the better. What are you doing? What has been your experience so far? What are you feeling? Any advice? So keep the stiff upper lip, and take heart that in forty-five years or so, we can all meet up again to launch the "retirement blog." See you in Ft. Lauderdale...

(P.S. I'll take the red one)

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