What has been going on with me? Here is my update with my hunt for full-time employment.
I entered the summer of 2014 with no part-time math teaching position. So I started asking my contacts if they knew of an opportunity. I did not particularly care what it was. Through a fellow part-time professor, I found out that someone at my community college was looking for a math professor. I contacted them immediately and got the position!
Did I give up on my full-time job? No! I kept applying for full-time positions. I tried to find positions where I appeared to be a near perfect fit. For some reason, it was difficult getting a response from some companies. The majority of them had so many people applying that it was hard for my resume to make a good impact. As a result, I was eliminated almost right away.
My emotions went on a roller coaster ride this summer. I would get sad when I received a rejection email from human resources. My family and friends did a good job of telling me to stay positive and keep applying for jobs.
I am teaching three math classes at my local community college. My job search is still progressing, but taking much longer than I previously thought it would. This summer I put a lot of time into improving my cover letters and resumes. I feel more confident that they will have an impact. I am happy to end this blog on a positive note. I have a phone interview Thursday morning!