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  •  Thank you, everyone, for all your good wishes! (1+ / 0-)
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    And thank you for the advice, too. :)

    I have already arranged the haircut, and I will be coloring my hair.  I've purchased new makeup (I've always been one for the "well-scrubbed" look, but I do know how to use makeup!), and I have new shoes to interview in.  Thank heavens it's summer, as I have several dresses that will be okay to interview in.

    I have updated my LinkedIn profile, and I started putting applications out the very next day.  I even created an e-mail account that will be just for job responses so I don't miss one in my regular account.

    I'm still dealing with the "gibbering lizardbrain" phase; fear is still pretty overwhelming.  My insurance is good through May 31, so I'm getting a tooth looked at today that's bothering me.  I have to do it now, because there's no way I will be able to afford COBRA ($444 per month - while I'm unemployed?  SINGLE PAYER NOW!!)

    My skill field is administrative assistant - I know how to keep calendars for executives, organize events, create agendas, take notes, enter time, reconcile purchasing cards, handle a multi-line phone, meet and greet at a front desk, etc.  I have excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and basic skills in Publisher (I just need more experience there).  I even type over 80 words per minute and can transcribe dictation, including medical dictation (I have medical terminology).

    I think I'll go knit for a bit now; it's relaxing and I have lots of yarn! :)

    Thanks again!

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