So now that the thesis project is (mostly) behind me, I've turned my attentions to job hunting. I think I hate this more than working on my thesis. There are just too many unknowns and it makes it uncomfortable. And Patrick is also looking for work, which makes it harder because we'd like to be in the same area, obviously. So we are both job searching separately and hoping we get lucky and find jobs close to each other.
Add to this the fact that while I really want to go into teaching, I'm also qualified to do lab work. The teaching applications are long and tedious and it takes awhile to get all those references to actually get letters of reference prepared and sent out. And teaching jobs move fast. Most lab jobs I've encountered want you to have your master's or have over 5 years experience. What ever happened to entry level positions?
Some positions want you to tell them your salary requirements. Um, I don't know? I'd really just like to get paid a fair salary. I don't want to low ball this and think that I'm a push-over, but I don't want to over price myself so they don't even want to look at me.
Please tell me this gets better? I'm up to my eye balls in resumes and cover letters. Any tips or tricks for scoring an sweet gig?