Lately, I feel like I have a second job. Not a paying one. Not yet, anyway.
Job-hunting is time consuming. Tiring. Occasionally, frustrating and discouraging. Perfect description, but doesn't pay you what you're worth; pay is great, but you don't have the "industry profile"; description and pay is right, but its in BFE Arkansas. Good location, but the position is just way below my level of experience.
On the positive side, I've had numerous individuals who were really impressed with my resume and experience. I've got several feelers out there. And I have seen good jobs that sound interesting, have the right compensation package, and would really give me that next great opportunity.
Tomorrow evening, one of those is flying me down to California, putting me up in a hotel, and giving me the opportunity to interview with four of their executives in the second stage of the interview process on Thursday.
At the very least, it's interview practice. Maybe, it will be something more.
Wish me luck. Or skill.