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  •  FCNL & IT job (0+ / 0-)

    I threw out that comment about FCNL because it is the organization I wish I could work for.

    I just visited their website and discovered that they are recruiting -- an IT person! (Needless to say, they aren't recruiting for anybody with my skills.)

    Information Technology Specialist

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    by True North on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 12:48:52 PM PDT

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    •  Very, very good advice! (0+ / 0-)
      That job listing is tantilizingly close -- I'm not qualified for it now but it's perhaps the direction I'd want to go. I need to get myself in a position to be able to go for that job category maybe...

      See talking outloud with folks is quite a useful exercise!

      •  Don't sell yourself short (0+ / 0-)

        Sounds like you are pretty close on this. Probably nothing there you couldn't manage by reading up on things. If anything, maybe too 'entry level.'

        Visualize subpoena power

        by George on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 01:40:46 PM PDT

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      •  Being close (0+ / 0-)

        Annie, if the job listed is close to your interests, and close to your qualifications, I'd suggest you follow up and find out more.

        That will give you a little more info about IT jobs in D.C. in the non-profit sector, even if you decide it isn't right for you, at least not now.

        Absolute worst case, if you do apply and you're rejected--well, these folks are Quakers, so it will be the kindest and gentlest rejection anybody ever got.

        (Note that they already have one ex-DOD type on staff--Col. Dan Smith, USA (Ret.), comments on military issues for FCNL. He has a blog: The Quakers' Colonel)

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        by True North on Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 06:25:03 PM PDT

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