'Tis the hiring season
Post #930 • January 3, 2007, 10:56 AM • 8 Comments
As I am not yet selling work in the quantites that would keep Supergirl and I in the lifestyle to which we've become accustomed (or even a reduced version thereof that involves regular meals), it's time to look at teaching gigs, and lo and behold, here we are in Deadline Month for positions starting in August and September. I can't say I relish going through this again, but a few things have changed for the better since my last sorry slog through the hiring mill. Colleges have wisely begun to accept images on CD. That's $40-plus that I'm not spending on slides for each application. On a personal note, all this computer work I've done qualifies me for graphic design positions, especially ones with a web emphasis. I've therefore found nearly fifty jobs to apply for.
More importantly, the CAA now seems to be paying attention to criticisms regarding the hiring portion of its annual conference. E-mails exchanged more or less privately between myself, a couple of industry professionals, and several parties at the CAA during the ten months since I bitchslapped them demonstrate real listening. I have been assured by CAA staff that reforms are imminent. I'll see for myself when I attend the conference in February, but the whole tone coming out of the CAA has changed for the better, and they deserve credit for it.
I even renewed my membership. Really.
Now we just need to do something about that conference date. Supergirl and I had plans for Valentine's Day, yo.
Excuse me while I go make 600 photocopies.