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Monday, May 23, 2011

Updating the Resume

Tonight, Sam took another step, without DARS, in his job hunt. He updated his resume.

It was a nice thing to add, that section of work experience, describing how he built gaming computers for clients who would use them to design games and applications, all part of his internship.

Gary Moore, with nonPareil Institute, told me last week that he got a call from Goodwill. They were looking for workers who could help them rebuild Dell Computers. It would be great work for Sam. But the workshop was in Oak Cliff.

Commuting to nonPareil was already a real reach. He can't commute to South Dallas. Gary said he'd keep his ears and eyes open, and remember us and send us referrals when the work was north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Sam registered with the Texas Workforce Commission, and we've been checking job boards.

I hope this doesn't get discouraging, but I fear it will.


  1. I wish there were a way he could do the work in Dallas.

    Right now is a discouraging time for anyone to look for work. I think an employer would be lucky to have Sam as an employee.

    Your brave heart might get a stretch with this endeavor. The amount of encouraging required to keep the discouragement at bay will be huge.

  2. I have no illusions. There are kids at nonPareil with four-year degrees and they can't find work because the tech world, as geeky as it is, even has its geek limits.