Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Employment Deployment

I love witty, rhyming titles.

I have a lot going on right now. I am looking for a new job. I actually started looking for a new job last fall. I had a few interviews, including one with The Atlantic Monthly. Unfortunately, I did land a new job in time. We have busy seasons at my current job, and I promised my boss that if I had not found a new job by the time the spring busy seasons started, I would stay on for one more season. By late February I had not found a new job, and the search was put on hold.

The search is now going full blast. My goal is to find a job in the heart of DC. That way, I can move into the city and just walk or take the Metro everywhere. However much my rent may increase, I will probably save that much by not paying for gas.

In the meantime, I've been looking for writing outlets to keep myself motivated. I've got a few freelance gigs lined up. I've also been submitting my fiction and humor pieces to a variety of publications.

I also have been working extensively on my photo essay. I worked on it this past weekend when I was forced to visit The Outhouse (see my previous entry). I also have some ideas for future blog entries, and there is also my vacation time to look forward to. As long as I keep myself motivated, I won't lose hope with this job search.


Cyrus said...

So do you find that once you're in the circuit, things get a little easier with writing jobs? I'm finding it a bit tough to keep the attention of potential employers. Those farts.

Many Manifestos said...

Yes. In businesses such as these, connections are key. This means either starting from the bottom and working your way up to people who are already in the business, or using the connections your rich daddy has already made for you.

Freelance work definitely helps with making those connections. Freelance work is easier to come by, and you also make connections with the people already in the business. Plus, these companies will already be familiar with your work. That will help greatly if you decide to apply for a full time position with their company.