Three days ago I had my first job interview in the land of milk and honey and I believe it went pretty well. The interview took place in Washington, DC — the city we plan to settle down in eventually. In order to get there on time we woke up early to give me some extra time to explore the city and see some of DC’s famous monuments before my interview.
Right before leaving the homestead, I got a chance to watch the NBC Today show, where Queen Rania was being interviewed that day by Katie Couric. The queen looked extremely beautiful, as usual, and spoke very eloquently about Jordan’s efforts to empower women in the country. I saw it as a good omen for the beginning of my day.
Regarding DC, the city itself: I loved it, especially Georgetown. It just looks very European and extremely trendy. I think I will like it even more once we finally settle down there.
Back to the issue of landing a job, I have been unemployed for over a month now and I think it started getting to me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed every month of our last four weeks of constant travel. But the workaholic inside me is itching to get out. Looking for jobs is the part that I hate the most. It is a tedious process of distributing as many CVs as you can and then waiting for your fate to unfold.
I have done this so many times in my lifetime that the idea of doing it yet again gives me a headache. Ah, if only job opportunities would come knocking at your door. I’m very open to suggestions and recommendations from anyone who has contacts in DC/Metro area in the media field. Any job-related tips would be highly appreciated.
Thanks for the link. By the way Craigslist kicks ass. I managed to get a freelance job through it. So thanks a bunch for recommending it:-) I owe you:-)
Hey there again, speaking of Craigslist, there is a great site for locating available properties for sale and rent in all the areas where Craigslist(well almost) exists. It is really neat as it uses Google’s mapping engine and puts the listings down the side for you to pick through. Looks to be quite handy! Check it out:
Yes, I agree: Georgetown is the best part of DC, and simply amazing!
Talking about Jordanian queens, we had a visit from Queen Noor the year before last. Her niece was going to college with us here.
Craig’s List is an awesome resource, essential to any move. You should go to the spot in Georgetown where The Exorcist was filmed, it was pretty cool.
I don’t need to tell you about all the attractions, I’m sure Jeff and Frommer’s will do the job.
This is just to wish you great luck in your hunt.
Good luck with the job hunt. I wish you nothing but success.
Let me also say that our country is poorer without you. I hope you two can find a way to bring you to our shores on a more permanant basis.
While you’re in the District take the time to visit the National Arboretum. It is really one of the most beautiful spots in all of D.C.
Please think about my offer about a meal with some of my family. I can speak to my Aunt, Uncle, cousins, etc.
Not an Ayrab,
Thank you for the wishes and the kind words
D & D,
Thank you for dropping a note and recommending Craig’s list. I just checked it out. It has some good stuff;-) Thanks:-)
The answer to your question is USA.
I’d love to hear about your first work experience here:-)