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Sun May 5, 2013, 11:15 AM

18. Amazingly timely topic for me after my recent operation

Now that I'm healthy again, I find that I need a lot of cash to pay all the bills I've backed up for the last two months (and more). So I figure I need to get a full-time job. I have a lot of experience writing membership based e-commerce, classified advertising; business software (serious web sites) for corporate clients in the Fortune 500.

I apply for two to three contract and full-time jobs a day. I can't get an interview. I see jobs where my resume shows that I could do the job in my sleep, yet I can't get an interview. People lie to me. I get it. I'm "older" now. And I've not been in the best of health. (I'm fine now, by the way)

I'm "over-qualified" and "not current enough". I considered removing half of my resume - referencing only the last 5 to 10 years so that I wouldn't look so "shockingly experienced". At the interview it would be awkward: "What about the other twenty years, Sir?" Even if I got an interview, I would have to show up with my "experienced" face and "greying" hair.

They would know I'm older. And they would see the premiums on their healthcare insurance going up for everyone in the company if they took me on.

They might also see the resourceful, feisty, entrepreneurial guy who loves to develop solutions to all kinds of informational systems and thereby do my part to help make the company soar. I'm pretty much the stereotype of a Scottish engineer; Scotty on Star Trek makes me smile inside.

They might see that most of the skills and experience that I bring with me can be beneficial to the company, but they won't. Not often anyway; they can't see that if they won't interview me.

Anyway, I can't afford to wait for a year or several years to get lucky. I'm healthy now, and so, I'm back in business again! Self-employed. I'm going to revitalize my business interests, and I have a plan. Which is to develop a portfolio of useful, profitable software tools for sale. Informational systems that are single-task practical tools for small and micro-businesses; tools worth a valuable consideration for the excellent return on investment they offer.

In short, I'm going to bring industrial strength software to main street. Useful tools with a proven return on investment. No hassle. Fixed cost. Tools that work.

I feel better already. Now I have some developing to do!

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