Monday, February 28

The Job Search Continues

I'm so tired of trying to find a job!!

I've knocked on so many doors and God has shut each one. I'm beginning to wonder what i'm suppose to do. It's been tough when i work my tush off to find names and numbers of people that are in this industry. I've networked my little hands off. My family has helped quite a bit and still my efforts seem to be in vain. There is a long list of people that has taken me a long time to come up with (which by the way is backuped in 4 places, this list is like gold).

I've researched and brainstormed what it is I should do. I feel like i'm good at several things but i'm not sure what job would use them all. Well maybe i'm not suppose to use them all. Or maybe there is a dream job out there, one that i could actually feel as if i'm doing something useful. Nothing against Starbucks but I just wasn't made to be the fastest barista in the midwest. Here's thelist of people i've tried, tell me what you think.
  1. Blackhawk Audio
  2. All Star Audio
  3. Hugh Bennett Productions
  4. CTS Audio
  5. Q Audio
  6. Maxx Technology - This is where i really want to be
  7. Christ Church Nashville
  8. Dave Williamson - Industry pro
  9. Phil Barefoot - Industry buff
  10. Justin Zebell - Artist management firm
  11. Southern Baptist Convention
  12. Lampo Group - Dave Ramsey's company
  13. EmbassySuites
  14. Franklin Marriot
  15. Fellowship Bible church
  16. Marketing Makers
  17. The Graphics Lab
  18. Unamed Graphics Firm (Classifieds)
  19. Every freind I've ever had in nashville - Too numerous to list.

After going through all of these people you would think that there was something for me. Still there are only 2 of these doors that are still slightly open; Maxx tech and SBC. If you think about it pray for me and my endless hunts. If you can think of anything else, please leave a comment. I'm open to anything at this point.

Daily Bible Readings:

I've been on this kick of reading the chapter in proverbs
that goes with the date. So date was the 28th chapter. I thought i might share
the ones that stuck out to me. They seem to deal with the same issues that i've
been stuggling with. Funny how that works out.

6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless

than a rich man whose ways are perverse.

13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper,

but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

18 He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,

but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.

I think for me this is a tough one to swallow,.well for anybody actually. I'm certainly not blameless. It does give me hope though as I struggle to be the light in among the others.


19 He who works his land will have abundant food,

but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

20 A faithful man will be richly blessed,

but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,

but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.

Homerun for me. I need to realize that a job is not going to just smack in the face like all the others have. I have to "work my land" so that i can have abundant food, or in today's case money.
Plus I think that charitable giving is the answer to this one. Joshua, here i come!

23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor

than he who has a flattering tongue.

This one I have a tough time with. There are times that i see things a friend will do that I know is wrong. Well is it my job say something? I don't want to be that guy that makes everybody mad

1 comment:

Eddie said...

Jon,

I want you to know that Im glad to see you working hard for what you love. You asked for an idea. I only bring this up to share thoughts.

I am working for a hotel in salt lake city. I am currently the Operations Manager of the IT and AV departments. I came to this job looking for somewhere to touch a sound board (even a 4 channel mackie). I started as a lowly pawn scum tech. It turns out I stepped into a gold mind of AV needs. I have delt with tons of aspects in audio, video, lighting, rigging, recording, editing... you name it. We are a huge hotel in Salt Lake City and do a TON of convention business. I never realized what I was getting into. I know you know about this little corner of the industry, but thought I would share.

I give this to you as an idea for places to look. The hotel business. It's working for me, maybe it can work for you. Good luck!

Eddie Greenwood