According to the weekly Dutch newspaper I subscribe to called the Automatiserings Gids, the number of job openings in the wonderful world of information technology in the Netherlands has decreased ever so drastically (again). In fact, they write that it has reached an all time "dieptepunt" which is a dutch term meaning "low point" falling below the three thousand mark. At the beginning of 2001, there were nearly eleven thousand jobs available, almost four times as many as today. Bad news, at least you might think. Good news might be that the challenge is even more attractive, that if in fact one does land a job somewhere and sometime, the feeling of accomplishment is even that more sweeter and fulfilling considering the lousy situation. Or am I just kidding myself? One cannot afford to shoot and spray buck-shot any which way, hoping that one meager pellet manages to hit some target out there. The key is to focus, take aim and then shoot. I am still in the process of figuring things out so that the act of focus will provide a more well-defined target. In the end this soon-to-be defined target will be easier to hit, I am sure.
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