So I'm kinda-sorta employed now! It's in the industry I want to work in. It's only a month, and it's really low-level, admin-monkey kinda stuff, but it's 100x better than where I am now, and it's a fantastic opportunity to contribute a ton, show how valuable a worker I am, build up a good recommendation and to network my butt off.
I couldn't say how exactly Career Tools has helped... it's been a lot of little things, from how to structure my CV, to approaching recruiters, to leaving effective voicemails... but moreover there's a certain... mental attitude I've developed from my time spent listening to the casts, hanging out here, and meeting Mark!
I'm revising all the 90-day new job stuff (I'll only be there 30 days, unless I *really* impress them and get offered another contract or more permanent work) and a bunch of other quite basic material. I'm hoping to (a) really impress these people with what I can do, and (b) network a great deal. Not going to have a single lunch alone, as the title of that book goes.
Anyway, yeah. Super excited to get to work.