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booze you can use!

Now, drinking alone can earn you some cheddar!

Booze Writers Wanted for Adult Publication (Midtown)

Date: 2010-01-25, 7:06PM EST
Reply to: xxxxx@craigslist.org 

We need a few writers with a passion for booze (spirits, wine & beer.) XXXXXX has recently grown our Booze section, and we are looking for competent writers who can intelligently and accurately review alcohol. If you write well and meet deadlines, more opportunities await. 

We are looking for writers who are willing to do more than just write booze reviews. As mentioned, the section has just expanded and there are other sections that need to be filled: Booze features, Booze advice, recipes, interviews with booze experts, and bar profiles. If you’re itching to write creatively and have a passion for booze, then we’re looking for you! 

We are still a startup operation. There is VERY small monetary compensation attached with this writing position, though you will have the opportunity to suggest a particular product and get that to review without having to buy the booze. This is a great way for a writer to get some bylines and build up their portfolios. 

  • This is a part-time job.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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don’t sweat social media.

remember all the hullabaloo about 2 or 3 years ago when all those news stories came out, telling you to make your online profiles completely private and to basically make any record of yourself unsearchable on the interwebz? thank goodness that’s over.

for those of you saying to yourself, “wait, it’s over?” i’m here to tell you, it’s over. dead. pushing up daisies. extinct.

but hold on. before you go crazy, letting the world see those pictures of yourself passed out in your own puke, pleease note that i’m not saying that potential employers need to see EVERYTHING. however, it seems that these days, letting your style and interests show through in your online profiles seems to do more good than harm.

in an interview for my current job, one of the interviewers mentioned that he’d been looking at my twitter and saw that i was tweeting about the reality show “the cougar” the night before, which they also had watched. yes, a somewhat silly topic to connect on, but it was almost like a “hey! it’s a real person!” and worked to my advantage in that sense.

one of my favorite ways to display some interests is to become a “fan” of things on facebook – in most cases, it can be seen when someone looks you up on facebook even if they can’t see your profile. so, if you don’t want them totally invading your privacy and lurkin’ on your facebook turf, there’s always the option to give them a little peek of what you’re like. so tweet ’til your heart’s content, facebook ’til your face falls off, and love linkedin without fear! just sayin’.

jobs of the strange

a real job listing submitted by one of our readers. WHAT?!

 

Editor/Proofreader Wanted

Date: 2009-10-14, 10:17AM EDT
Reply to: job-95qqs-1420864569@craigslist.org 

Looking for an editor willing to work for trade of aerial lessons (aerial tissu, static trapeze, lyra). 
Sitting in a chair all day long is bad for the body and the spirit! Being upside down is a great way to cleanse your “reality” palate. 
Please email resume and short paragraph about yourself. 

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

you’re a unique snowflake…just like everyone else.

developing & selling your personal brand

gone are the days when a wish, a prayer, & a bachelor’s degree could get your proverbial (or even literal!) foot in the door. thought you were the only one with several bad-ass internships, a 3.75 GPA and a “true passion” for your field? think again, sweetie. there’s tons of  folks with all of those things out there. and they probably have more impressive resumes than you.  turns out – lightbulb moment! – it’s all about marketing. marketing what, you ask? well, duh…marketing you! it may seem daunting at first, but there’s never been more (easy!) opportunities to show off your personality and your faaaabulous qualifications than there are right now.

TWEET. 

i know, i know. a lot of people complain that they don’t “get” twitter. but really, there’s not that much to get. it’s an amazing way to connect with people you admire in your field/who work at companies you want to work for (http://twellow.com is a great place to search) as well as alumni from your college that might be able to give you a hand or put in a good word. the key? be conversational, personable, and show interest and engagement in your desired industry. don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through, though – someone with whom you casually chat with about the latest episode of “LOST” may just turn out to be a journalism/digital media/publicity/whatever guru. the point is, you just never know.

SET UP A WEBSITE.

during my job hunt, the best $9.99 i spent was on a domain name. as i was searching for a copywriting job, i wanted a place that i could easily direct potential employers to in order to view my spec portfolio of writing samples. i found a free hosting site because i’m cheap, but included the URL to my site, http://www.kimwindyka.com, in my cover letters and resumes. voila: instant access to my work and no hassle for the employer. 

GIVE ‘EM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.

can you imagine how many candidates are up for the same job you are? welp, there are probably a lot. and they’re probably all answering interview questions with some variation of the same ol’, same ‘ol.  in my estimation, unless you start babbling incoherently or say something completely CRAY-ZAY, an answer that’s out-of-the-box or even a little bit eccentric is almost always going to be refreshing to the employer. example: i was the first candidate to be interviewed for a position. i was asked “now, it may not be on your resume, but what’s been your biggest accomplishment thus far?” when the interviewer said, “not on your resume,” the wheels started turning, and something urged me to mention the fact that i searched for and found both of my birthparents last year with very little information and no outside help (i’m adopted).  i ended up as the top candidate for the job, and i’m convinced this was a big reason why – it made me memorable. so, go make yourself memorable!

is your B.S. BS?

unemployed? employed and underappreciated? finally happily employed but have a lifetime of stories to tell from the job hunt? we’ve all been there. send in your amusing anecdotes, vent your complaints, and tell us your tales from the post-grad crypt: mybsisbs@gmail.com. (and yes, you can have a B.A.).

p.s. (from the “about” page): this blog is designed not as just sounding board or as a source of comic relief for those who’ve experienced the trials and tribulations of job-hunting or job coping, but i also want it to serve as a tool of empowerment.  because, when it comes down to it, your degree is just a piece of paper. what else do you have to offer?