Dagnabit! I have been a total deadbeat poster in the month of November. You have my sincere apologies. My early New Year's resolution is to rectify my lack of posting!
To try and make amends for my disappearance I want to link my faithful readers to a very useful item to help make the job application process easier. Some company sites/job boards only provide a PDF version of their application, which can be a bit of a pain/chore to fill out; not to mention the fact that some (I) have terrible handwriting.
I came across this website about year ago that still brings joy to my job-hunting heart. It's called Nitro Pro, and it's a program that allows you to download PDF files so you can edit them on your computer. It has a two week demo where you can see how it works (and, shameless plug, how much easier it is to fill out online applications). It has a bunch of different functions where you can convert PDF files to Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Nitro Pro has been a lifesaver! One word of "warning": The Nitro Pro logo does show up on the lower righthand corner of any documents you edit. I've never had a company come back to me and complain that it's there so no harm/no foul in their advertising.
So, I hope this helps make your day a little bit easier . . .
Positive Thought of the Day:
"We don't have a lot of time on this earth. We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms, and listening to eight bosses drone on about mission statements." - Peter Gibbons, Office Space