I like to take photos but I am by no means a photographer. I’ve never invested the time to learn about apertures, white balance, or shutter speeds – but I like photos and so I joined a May photo challenge on craftsy.com. It’s one of those “take a photo every day for a month” things with a list of daily topics.
The first three days were “up close”, “from afar”, and “handcrafted”. I really had to think on that last one, because my immediate thought was to take a pic of my knitting! But since the whole point is to make me think differently about taking pictures, I went with a couple of old wooden boats. Here are my first three pics:
The 4th was “moon” and I wasn’t able to find anything… It was cloudy and no other inspiration struck – so I’m going to keep my eye out and fill that one in later. Today was “sun”, and on my morning commute there was a beautiful sunbreak that I was able to capture from the train.
On to the second neon sock!
The yellow “Inlay” socks that I recently pulled from hibernation are no more. I got a couple more chart repeats done and then tried one on — only to discover that I ought to have checked the fit sooner because they are about an inch too narrow in circumference. Ah, well. Such is
gauge denial knitting.
So, today I’m working on the neon sock I started on Saturday. It’s eye catching!
Almost as eye catching as the boots on a young woman I saw this morning.
Inlay socks, from knitty.com. I started these years ago, and they’ve been hibernating for no good reason other than the stitch pattern is fiddly. I pulled them from the bin this morning and figured I’d give them a little attention.
It’s Monday. I’m having a bad hair day, I left the house this morning without putting my wedding ring back on (had taken it off to clean some pans), we had a new employee start this morning and I do all the HR, I lost a button off my blouse, I was still working on my first cup of coffee at 11 am, and we had a phone provider switch-over at 5 pm that didn’t go as planned and for which I am the
sacrificial lamb point person. Maybe I’m not in the best mindset to screen resumes. Or maybe, I’m in the perfect mindset.
We have a few positions that we are hiring for at the office, and one of them is our most central: the administrative assistant. This person supports our entire staff and is the go-to for everything. As such, they must be practically perfect in every way – which includes written communication. I have zero tolerance for typos on a resume for an admin assistant. Misplaced commas? Random capitalization of common words? Inconsistent tenses? Wonky bullet formatting? Inappropriate comma usage? Not a chance.
I got one resume where the applicant only capitalized her first name. Another claimed to be an “expert” in MS Word, and yet the indents and line spacing on her resume wandered like a two year-old in a toy store. One referenced an online source we did not place the ad at, another left a previous company name in her form letter introduction, and countless people applied for a job for which they have absolutely no experience or qualifications for. After reading a hundred resumes, I came up with 6 that passed muster. Let’s hope at least one passes the in-person interview this week.