I’ve been applying for jobs this week. Ideally, I’d like this retrograde to be over with before I sent them off, but it can’t be helped as most of the deadlines are either this or next week. I wonder if employers know that selecting applicants during Mercury retrograde probably isn’t the best time.

Anyway, checking and counter-checking the application forms and my CV proved as time-consuming as cleaning rice by hand — I found a mistake almost every time I looked. In addition, with online applications increasingly becoming the norm these days, I ended up missing a 12 noon deadline because my email server was down for most of the day. When I finally sent it off, I couldn’t send the next one, because the other party’s server was out of service as well!

If anything, the exercise has forced me to go over my CV and revise it quite substantially. It will be interesting to see if I get any calls for interviews this period.