I wanted to share this insight from the alumna I interviewed today. She graduated last May, having finished her final courses remotely. At the time, she said, she couldn't find a single job opening in her field. But by August, she was hired for an entry-level role, at an organization she admired, in the precise industry she wanted.
At the beginning of 2015, I posted a roundup of all the job applications I sent out and the responses I received. Several friends responded in person that it was helpful for them to see my ratios of applications to interviews to offers. As I noted in my previous post, when you're in the midst of… Continue reading Job hunting real talk: second edition
A few months ago, I wrote on Facebook that about 60% of the staff at my current job refers to my work as "doing my magic." It's a variation of an old meme: Something is needed Sara does her magic Profit! At first, I was somewhat flattered by this--"I really feel like a magician, y'all" was my… Continue reading The Laws of (Marketing) Magic
Career change the fourth (or third or fifth, it's a little hard to keep track): I recently left my publishing job for a similar marketing position in another local nonprofit. I lucked out: the new job happened to be a good fit with the kind of work I want to do and the kind of… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Jobhunting real talk
First, some personal backstory: after a few meetings with a career counselor not long ago, I took a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test and a Strong Interest Inventory. The assessments were extremely satisfying and helpful for me: it's not that I learned anything about myself that I didn't already know, but the assessments gave voice to… Continue reading Kind Masterminds
Ten years ago, I conducted ghost tours in New Orleans. This era of my life has become one of my party tricks, an ace tucked in the sleeve: the job title itself is an attention grabber, but with it comes a cast of colorful characters, a louche lifestyle, and a sort of appealing tenebrousness that… Continue reading Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going?