Quote:Anyway, I'm using it as an opportunity to redefine myself yet again and try to get a new career in social media marketing/community management (yes, you can work as a moderator-type person for an actual salary). Not easy to find work but I am networking up a storm. An SM/CM (social media/community manager) role tends to be one for a more mature organization. So startup guys like me but have nothing for me. But they might in 3 - 6 - 12 months or so. Hence I hang in there and keep networking.
I'm interested in this "networking" thing, jespah. You mentioned on another thread recently that FaceBook is great for networking. You know, I have absolutely no idea of what that would involve. Quite intrigues me, wondering how it works.
And you can actually earn a salary as a "moderator-type person"! You don't just get to do it out of the goodness of your heart? Good luck, you've certainly had enough background experience for a position like that!
I really hope you do get the opportunity to try something quite different.
..no, I said Facebook is lousy for finding work. That's not its purpose. It's LinkedIn that's good for networking.
It's a real issue. There is going to be some moment where enough critical mass is hit and hiring is going to start again. This Spring/Summer, I hope.
Really the main limitation is from myself rather than from employers though. What I enjoy the most is a CEO sort of position, and it's really hard to do that on a part-time basis. I like "the buck stops here" sorts of positions, I enjoy the authority and the ability to Make Things Happen, but they're really hard to put in nice tidy time containers. They tend to be messy and all-encompassing, which I don't have time for right now.
The work is seasonal and the main requirements are to show up on time, remember to bring your own water, move heavy things I point at and be entertaining when you tell me why you decided to major in_______
(Fill in the blank with Philosophy, English, History, Pottery, other) ...
Thanks for the vote of confidence! We'll see....
Well, I took the test and passed in the 90th percentile but all that gave me was a certificate that would allow me to begin a master's program in education and to substitute teach. What nonsense.
I anticipate getting some sort raise, but it will be small. I think my husband did not unemployment because he made no base salary. He works recruiting so whenever he placed a person in a position he would receive a commission. Unemployment is based on your salary (at least from what I understand) and since he didn't technically have a salary - no pay out.
I am over-qualified in a way. I have a masters in education, but am getting paid to teach special ed at a (big) notch below teacher salary. I am ok with that now because it's experience in teaching, special ed, and classroom management.