#NationalHispanicHeritageMonth - Jews in Spain (14th Century) - Alfes Lleida Spain
"Does the city Lleida or Lerida, in Catalunya ring a bell for Sephardic researchers?
There were two Jewish neighborhoods in the town – Cuirassa and Cuirassola – some 140km northwest of Barcelona.
The Lleida community was virtually destroyed in the 1391 riots, massacres and mass forced conversions; an attempt to reconstitute it years later never got very far.
There were Jewish communities in nearby villages as well – such as Alfés – which has numerous buildings with six-pointed symbols – una estrella de 6 puntes – above their entrance doors (see photos at left and below right). Some scholars and historians believe that these symbols were substituted for the six-pointed Magen David."
Periodically, I am approached by people trying to sell me some business leads which I don't need. I know my potential clients and/or partners and approaching them myself.
Just a short reminder: I am a Databases Developer and Data Analyst trying to get a contract (1099) or job (W2/1099) related to accounting audits and tracing suspicious "Madoff-like" financial transactions.
My Hispanic Heritage is being a descendant of Jews who lived in the Spain until 1492 when they were expelled under Alhambra Decree of King Fernando and Queen Isabelle.
Subsequent generations of my family settled in Poland-Lithuania - Vilnus/Wilno.
1. As of 09/29/2016: since the end of April 2016, I submitted 626 job applications, got 32 interviews; for three of them outcome is still not negative.
2. Most (75%) of these 626 job applications are never responded.
3. For some of them negative response coming 2-3 months later.
Most of of these job applications (April-July 2016) were responded only with automated templates emails, kind of "your background was impressive but at this time we decided to go ahead with other more suited candidates..We wish you all the best ... Feel free to apply again ..."
While my small business still does not bring me any income, I am looking for a regular full time position of Software Developer(SQL Server 2014, Access 2013, Excel 2013 - all Pro Editions) or Data/Reporting Analyst in the Greater Phoenix Area.
Since end of July 2016, I've started tracking my Job Search with mentioned above Microsoft Tools.
I am providing below an Excel Report about my Job Applications rejected on the spot within 1-2 days, or sometimes the same day with microseconds.