Today I started a new temp job, which is supposed to only last a week, but hopefully with this new agency it’ll lead to more opportunites. As you know I left my job in 2010 to chase that full time dream… and I’m still chasing it. Admittedly though, I feel like I am a few steps closer than I was a year ago.
Mondays are usually my job hunting day, but since I was working today I haven’t been able to do the usual generic hunt. Instead I thought I’d try another way; I’m going to tell you exactly what kind of thing I’m ideally looking for, what I’m good at and what I enjoy doing, and maybe you might know of an opportunity that would make me happy!
So… My ideal fantasy job would be that of a freelance writer who doesn’t have to be based in an office, and has the opportunity to travel for work. I would like to have a column in a women’s or general lifestyle and popular culture publication, writing about love and relationships or showbiz. I would LOVE the chance to do a stint in New York City or Los Angeles – it’s been a bit of a dream of mine for some years now.
I am good at interviewing, and turning them into features or biographies. Actually here’s a biog I did earlier… here. I am good at witty opinion pieces. I am good at researching. I am very good at editing and proofreading. I am very organised.
As well as all that, I enjoy the rush I get from organising a successful event. My friends and I had an events company some years ago and it was equally fun and hard work. But even if we hadn’t formed that company, if I just consider the number of parties and drink-ups I’ve helped to organise just in my social life alone, that counts for a lot dammit! I enjoy social media and I’m very active on Twitter and Facebook. I really don’t care for the opinions of those who think social media means you have no outside social skills, that’s just b*llocks. Yes, it has proven to be a blessing and a curse, but thankfully it has been more of a blessing to me.
So that’s me really. Know of anything suitable? Anyone I should meet? Anyone I should schmooze with tea or tequila? If so, HOOK A SISTER UP!
*Disclaimer: I’m not looking to work for free. I ‘spent’ enough time doing that, I want to be rewarded for my skills. Plus I’ve got bills to pay, don’t forget I live in London.