Linking Up for a New Job
If you’re like me you probably have a handful of social media accounts that you have forgotten about. Such is the case with Linked In. I was told at a writing conference how platforming and networking is essential for self-promotion. Okay. I created an account, plumped up my profile, and there it sits. I ignore this account, yet it keeps poking me for attention. Here some job offer pokes I’ve received lately–should I fluff out my resume?
Writer: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in New York good cause, umm–I’ll think about it…
Writer/Editor for a company whose projects and tasks may include writing for internal and external audiences (excuse me? whatter those?), serving as media contact and conducting media outreach. And to do said job I would need to have at least a BA from an accredited institution and six to nine years progressive professional experience in journalism, communications, or public relations in a writing or editing function. Okay, I got one out of two on this one
Writer for a national beauty products company in San Francisco: this would work except A)been to San Francisco–didn’t leave my heart there B)my idea of beauty products is my Maybelline mascara C)never written for an agency or client. This is a pass.
Communications Manager overseeing a Metropolitan School District. The position involves providing communications to departments and schools and (I like this part) to work on creating a culture of transparency and trust. Skills and Experience? I’m an ideal candidate if I’m excellent writer/editor can develop and execute strategic communications plans plus I need to be able to tell a story using various tools like video presentations because I’m innovative and creative. I’ll bookmark this one.
Wait, but there is so much more to choose from–how about:
- Content Marketing Writer/Chief Storyteller
- Individual Giving Writer
- Editorial Strategist/Writer
- Warranty Writer
- Marketing Content Writer
There might be life after retiring from grading papers. I’ll keep polishing that resume…
Anyone else get pokes of tempting possibilities to switch paychecks?
LinkedIn often posts suggestions to me — some are appropriate but not anywhere near where I live. *rolls eyes* Wish they’d fix that.
Internal audience = your bosses and coworkers.
External audience = current and future customers.
LinkedIn is particularly handy as a research tool. You research company news, your interviewer, your potential coworkers and who in your list of contacts would know somebody at the company where you’d like to work.
Some of the jobs are tempting, indeed yes. Makes think about those days when I could just up and go for a big move. I had a feeling that’s what they meant by the audience bit–then again, isn’t it expected given a person can communicate well at all levels for all audiences?
Internal v external is basically asking “can you speak in buzz word? and can you translate those buzzwords to real people words?”
Thanks–that makes sense.
Since I live in a dream world where my writing will eventually be recognized as the next Hemingway, I chose to ignore all job opportunities. In other words, I am on the teach until I die plan.
I refer to these unsolicited invites as window shopping. “Just looking, thanks.”