Posts For Employment
“You need to intensively focus your activities on getting a job. That’s key today. You need to use all of the tools available to you.”
That quote was in the post I reblogged titled “Networking Tips for College Students and Young People Who Hate to Network” by Hank Blank. I am not a student who hates networking (in fact I enjoy it), but I still did find that post helpful. The quote is something that has stuck with me for a couple of days and I have decided to act on it.
The end result? Posts for Employment.
Each day in April I am going to be writing a new post. Some of the posts will be like things I have written and others will surely start to take on a new form. However, I do want to let you know all of these posts are not going to be about the job search. I’m still going to explore other things to write about. I also have some goals I want to accomplish through this adventure.
1. Get a Job
This is probably the most obvious. I don’t expect to be hired just because I am writing, but I believe this exercise will help me accomplish several things. Think about the last job description you read. I would imagine that you saw at least these four things on that job description.
- Be an effective communicator
- Handle multiple projects at once
- Meet strict deadlines
- Think creatively
I can showcase these four skills through Posts For Employment. I like writing and I have a blog. I can focus my activities (writing) and my tools (blog) on the job search, and that is what I intend to do. But I don’t want just any job, because right now I don’t think I’d make a great mechanical engineer. I am looking for a job in an advertising, marketing or public relations function where I can work closely with clients and use my knowledge of social media to help the company and the client. So if you’re looking for someone to join your account services, social media or media planning team, I am looking for you.
Writing 30 posts in 30 days won’t be easy. A lot of bloggers struggle with posting on a consistent basis due to the inability to find content to write about. With all the writing I am going to do I will also be doing more reading and exploring. That also means that I am going to be doing more learning.
3. Connect With My Reed
Let me tell you, you guys rock. I’ve been blogging just over a year and I have already learned and experienced so much. A lot of that learning has come from you. Posts For Employment isn’t just about me getting a job, but it is also about talking to other people, finding out what worked for them, sharing it with others and helping others find employment or make connections as well.
4. Have Fun
I am in my last six weeks as a college student. I do not intend them to be spent doing things I do not enjoy. This will be a fun experience for me and I hope for you as well. I expect challenges along the way, but I fully expect that when I look back on this experiment I will know that I enjoyed my time and I will be happy to have done it. Oh, I also plan on having a job.
So there you have it, Posts For Employment. I’d now like to direct you to two pages that will help you learn a little more about me.
If you are a student who is in the job search and you want to join me, by all means please do. If you are an employer and want to hire me, by all means let’s talk.