It’s hard out here for a… project manager?

by Richard Perkins

will-work-for-changeAnother day, another rejection… sigh. My dreams of breaking into the fast paced world of renewable energy technology development keep fizzling. In the bay area, renewable energy companies are slowly opening up job postings again after several dry months. I was very excited to see an opening for a technical project management role with a firm up north. I thought I’d have as good a shot as anyone: I’ve been doing technical project management for over ten years. But unfortunately, whatever these folks are looking for… I’m not it. I impressed their recruiter but not the decision makers. They summarily rejected my application with no additional feedback on why. Too bad.

Maybe it’s time to give up the fruitless job search and go back to school for a while. An advanced degree in power engineering might be what it takes to make renewable energy companies take my resume seriously. Or perhaps I should chuck the whole engineering effort in the bin and focus on writing?

Hah! Sorry… couldn’t actually complete that thought and keep a straight face. If only it weren’t for those pesky bills… Ahh well. Sometimes you can’t win for losing.

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