Actually, I need a lot of dollars. And to get them, I need a full-time job. Note: I don’t want to leave where I currently work. It really isn’t as bad as this blog makes it seem and the people are wonderful. The problem lies in the fact that I have two degrees and neither says I’m qualified only to be a receptionist.
So here’s what I have to offer:
- I can answer phones and file and fax and color code. Usually with a smile, might I add.
- I can set up and update social media stuff. I do it a lot for my own purposes, why not get paid for it! Bonus: I know how to use hashtags (ie: on Twitter only, not to use them on Facebook)
- I’m a good writer. I can write clever things. I can write clever copy for your ads.
- I drink coffee. Essential for those long nights of writing clever copy.
- I can work independently. I can work in a group. I’m a chameleon.
- I have a professional wardrobe so I’m good to go at a moment’s notice of being hired. And I don’t mind wearing heels all day.
- I can recall ads from years ago. Typically ones that were really good or really bad, so I know what to do or what to avoid.
- I bake. Cookies with our late night coffee and brainstorming, anyone?
I know what you’re thinking.. No one lists those qualities on job boards under the “qualifications” heading. But they should! Anyone can have “proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign” (which I do, in case you’re wondering), but it’s also important to be an exciting employee and co-worker. No one wants to work with Marty McDull-Pants even if he is a photo-editing genius. So I can do all of the professional, typical requirements and have a little fun on the side. And provide cookies (and pie)! Who wouldn’t want to work with someone like that?