Thursday, November 03, 2011

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This has been an emotionally exhausting week for me.  In between the tears and feeling sorry for myself, I've been fine-tuning my resume and looking through job postings! 

I submitted my first resume...and guess where I sent it? Google!!!  I actually used to work in one of the Google buildings before Google moved in there! I still have a lot more resumes to send out but it feels good to get started!  

Since this has been a horrible week, getting laid off and all...I'm just sharing an old photo that has been on my blog before.  Show and Tell is more about you guys anyway!  We had over 400 bloggers linking up last week! WhooHooo...That was a record!

I just want to say thanks to all of you that left kind comments and sent me job info!  I'm feeling pretty confident now, much more so than I was just a day ago!  I haven't looked at my resume in years and I pulled it out this morning and I have to say I impressed myself! Haha! I've been fortunate to work at some really great companies and acquire some great experience!  At least that's one of the positive things of getting older! Experience!!!

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden.  If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.

Thanks to all of you that join in every week!


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62 comments:

Sherry said...

Cindy,
You will do great you are a pro and one talented lady! Thanks for having us over!
Sherry

Karen said...

Hi Cindy, I'm rooting for you! I'm sure you'll find something very soon. Thanks so much for hosting and good luck!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cindy! Good luck with the job hunt! Sounds like you are off to a good start. You are too talented not to be grabbed up by a company who will be lucky to get you!...hugs...Debbie

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I'm so sorry for all that's happened, but I know you will find the perfect job. Anyone who hires you will be getting the best! Prayers to you.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Danylle @NanaMoonShop said...

Wishing you the best of luck in your job search. Everything happens for a reason. I know you will find success.

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy,
Glad to hear you're feeling better! Your blog is so beautiful and you have many talents, so I'm sure you'll find something great! Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday.
Cindy

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! YOU CAN DO IT!!!! <3

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for hosting another great party, I look forward to it every week! Hope you are doing okay and I know something great will come along for someone as awesome as you!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Ruby Jean said...

Thank you Cindy for hosting another Fabulous Party...And congratulations on the number of Link ups....Continued Prayers for you...
Have a Blessed week

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Cindy,
All will be well. I feel it in my bones. We just have to have faith. Thanks for hosting another awesome party.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Hey, any company would be lucky to have you!! I hope the job search goes quickly for you! Best of luck! Thanks for hosting!

Ginger Zuck said...

Yay! Good for you. Getting back on the horse that threw you is awesome. GOOGLE!! Wouldn't that be awesome? well, when you get that job, if you need an assistant, I up for the job!! LOL.. good luck, I know you will find something grand. No More Tears!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Good luck Cindy! I just know it will all work out for you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Goodness, thank you for doing this, it seems so trivial compared to what you are going through. I have been there and I was devastated. You have permission to feel sorry for yourself, it seems so many people get laid off this time of year, which makes it even worse. Wow, Google would be quite the job!

Carol

WhyCuzICan said...

Thanks for hostessing again for us Cindy. A Thurs night wouldn't be the same without your party, and I see you are having a hard time now (job wise) but I KNOW you'll make it thru!!!

Your Fan,
Suzanne in NW IL

JaninaCakes said...

Thank you for hosting, and good luck with google. xo

Scribbler said...

You will be fine -- hang in there! You are creative, smart and resourceful, and I have no doubt at all that you will succeed.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Best of luck with the job search, Cindy. You should get bonus points for hosting when it's been such a crummy week for you. We'll all be rootin' for ya!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Cindy, my prayers and best wishes go out to you! I am only wishing the best for you! Thanks for hosting this great party; and I am happy to link up!

Elsie said...

Cindy with your looks, personality and experience you will have a job in no time. I am praying for you.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Hello Cindy, thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful evening.

winks, jen

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

So sorry you've had such an emotionally draining week, Cindy. I hope you find an even better job and that soon you'll be rejoicing over this change of course. Thanks for hosting and best wishes to you.
Lynn

Liz said...

Hi Cindy, I wish you all the best! I know where ever you land, they'll be lucky to have you!!! :)

Thank you for hosting!

~Liz

Kerry Rossow said...

Cindy- you are an obvious go-getter and very creative and motivated! My bet is that this will wind up being a great step for you!
Thank you for hosting during such a stressful time!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Good luck with your job hunt! Remember, when one door closes, another opens. Thanks for hosting this party. Off to visit!

Karen said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry about your job!! This is what I have on my blog...
Quotation by E.M Forster, British novelist
"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Sometimes these twists and turns in the road can lead us to something better!!
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

d e l i g h t said...

Best of luck in the job search! Thanks so much for hosting!

Dawn said...

First time join your party and a new follower. Hang in there , as Scarlet said , "tomorrow is another day"

Dawn@MakingHome

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

My goodness!!! I'm so sorry! I've been in your shoes most definitely! Being laid off is what started me blogging!!! I've been so busy with everything, I haven't linked in a few weeks.....Keep your chin up! It's so scary not to have a job. Go to http://dti.cytiva.com/tpl.asp -- they have several openings in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco. (This is DTI, Document Technologies, Inc.)

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

"I will give peace, real peace, to those far and near, and I will heal them," says the Lord. Isaiah 57:19
Cindy, may His peace surround you is my prayer.

Thank you for hosting!
Hugs,
~Wendy

Kathy said...

Cindy,
I am happy to hear you sounding so optomistic. You are one talented gal and have so much to offer. You will be a catch for any employer!!

Ladybird Ln said...

Sorry to hear about your job, best wishes. Thanks for hosting, I wish you could get paid all you needed through blogging, you are fabulous!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Cindy, I'm sure bigger better things are going to happen for you. Hang in there. Thanks for hosting.

Sarah said...

Hi Cindy! Thanks for the opportunity to link up again this weekend! Just wanted to let you know that I've prayed for you tonight and I hope you begin to feel more peaceful and positive about this new chapter in your life! Sometimes the scariest and most overwhelming things end up being opportunities for the most awesome good changes in our lives!

Have a lovely weekend!

Sarah

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Best of luck with your search! I'm glad you're feeling better about it. Thanks so much for S&T! Congrats on the new record numbers!

Becca said...

Such a bummer about your job! I'm sorry to hear it!
My Dad and his wife live in the Bay area and both work for Kaiser. My Dad does R&D and Kaiser has a HUGE technical dept.
They did have cutbacks 1-2 yrs ago, but are growing and hiring again. Maybe that will help? Just thought I'd throw it out there.
Good luck!
Becca

Marguerite said...

Best of luck with the job hunt, Cindy! With your talent, I'm sure that you'll get a great job! Thanks for hosting and have a fab weekend!

Vicki said...

I was wondering if you'd post and then, there you are, and all I wanted to say was "Atta, girl!" because, you know what they say, the cream rises to the top. You're gonna do just fine, Cindy. Maybe this is all just part of The Plan with everything else new in your life in the last couple of years, who knows? Kind of exciting to see how it turns out...energizing, huh! Turn fear into fabulousness! Refuse to be a statistic 'cause you're a standout! (And I think that's quite enough exclamation points but, ya know, I'm just happy you didn't stay in the fetal position for too long. Last job layoff of mine, I sat about six hours in the dark house, hugged my dog and cried my eyes out. It's definitely no laughing matter. But, pretty soon, dog's gotta be fed, gotta turn a light on so you can get out his dog bowl...you get up, dust yourself off and start all over again. It's what we do, and we humans are good at it. Like I said, you'll do fine.)

Veronica said...

Hi Cindy. This is my first link up to your gorgeous blog. I am so sorry to arrive and find you in a predicament. Oddly enough I also arrive in tears and looking for a job due to divorce after being a stay a home mom for 20 years with not much on my resume! I will be holding thumbs for you and keeping you in prayers. Thanks so much for having me .

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

joanna:) said...

Ślicznie ... pozdrawiam :)

Curtains In My Tree said...

well Cindy

you got lots of well wishes from the above comments

so I will just say clean out some drawers and show us something you haven't already. LOL

And by the way how is your dad tell him janice said Hi

Diane said...

I hope you find work soon! And I hope that it's something that is also fun. I'm a new follower from www.littlee.org/blog.

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...
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Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Hi Sherry, I sure am sorry. I know you will find a new job and I'll bet money it will even be better than what you had! It always manages to work out in the end.
Thank you for hosting!
Faye
(I haven't had my quota of coffee yet this morning...can't type worth a darn....had to remove that last one! LOL!)

Hartwood Roses said...

Even with everything that's going on with you this week, you still show us love by making sure that Show and Tell Friday is available for our blog-hopping pleasure. Thank you, for spending the time every week to do this ... we all appreciate it SO much!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I saw an really cool documentary several years ago about the incredible employee benefits at Google. On-site dentists and dry cleaners, free massages, organic restaurants, employee appreciation happy hours and even free plug-in if you drive an electric car! I hope you get a great job there! I always dreamed that I could be the person who plans all of their events and parties :)

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

I'm sure you have so much to offer a company and someone will snatch you up quickly! Good luck!

Cass @ That Old House said...

You are going through one of the LEAST FUN times for anyone -- in 2010 my husband got let go in a wholesale cleanout of personnel by the big Wall Street firm he was with -- not fun.

It took 6 months, but he landed on his feet, and so will you. You are too talented and experienced; the right job must be out there, and it just has to find you.

Best of luck -- Cass

Katty's cosy cove said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for hosting. Good luck with your job search. I'm sure you will find an awesone job :)

Mimi said...

Love that flower box at the foot of the bed.

Kathy said...

Hello Cindy
I am sure polishing up your resume encouraged you - you have a lot to offer - I thought that you could consider consulting work as well - Wishing all the best for you - thank you for hosting once again this week - thoroughly appreciate and love this party!
kathy

Ms. Redo said...

Glad you've gotten your resume together and sent it out - and yes, you have lots of great experience that companies will want, so proud of you! Thanks for hostessing the party, I've linked up and linked back :)

Kahli said...

Thanks for hosting! Good luck with the job hunt I have faith you will be hired!

Beachse said...

Cindy - I was laid-off in 2010 from an Admin position I held for 8 years. After 10 months I hired-on and the new position pays more and my boss/co-workers are awesome. Believe in who you are and what you can do - it will shine through. I was 58 years old and looking for work BUT knew I had great skills. Something even better is around the corner for you.

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Cindy I hope you find the job of your dreams !
I wonder, if you could do anything you wanted for a living what would it be ?
Thank you for hosting all the inspiration.
Dream Big !

jeanetteann said...

Cindy,so pleased that you are feeling better about yourself,All the best xx

Vicki Again said...

Wow, that's an interesting comment from one of your other blogger friends about the perks at google. Nothing like that is anywhere near where I live. At least you're in an area where stuff is happening! I am going to wish extra hard for you to get your foot in the door at google; sounds unbelievable! I moved out of state once and there was really only one big, desirable employer in the suburbs where I lived and that's where I wanted to work because I didn't want the hectic commute into the city every day. Everybody said I'd no way, never get a job there; you have to know somebody AND you have to be "local." Old-money, formal, 100-year-old company at the time I lived there; company town, multi-hundreds of employees on site at HQ. So, I sat on that for awhile, chewed on it some more, and thought, "what do I have to lose?" I sent in a "cold" resume, figuring it would be round-filed, but it just so happened that a new corporate VP, from out of the area, didn't want a homegrown employee due to confidentiality/patents (etc.) and I, a skilled newbie to the area, was precisely what he wanted. Sometimes it's all in the timing. Don't turn down any leads; follow your gut. (But I'm still rooting for google!)

Kristy said...

I'm loving all the inspiration this morning! - Get a picture of the job yo want and start attracting it!

Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable said...

Hi Cindy! Here's hoping you find the perfect fit! I want to Thank You for hosting this amazing link-up. Today I have shared an article on How-To Redecorate on Little To Nothing. I hope you enjoy:)

Lydia said...

Prayers for a quick return to the work force- in a position that uses your talent and energy with the greatest respect.

TheChangingHouse said...

Good luck with the job search! It's not an easy thing, so never give up, and stay motivated! Something will happen for you; I just know it!
Best wishes!

Carousel222 said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for that special job to be calling you soon. You have so much to offer. We are all rooting for you.