The long-awaited interview yesterday? Fabulous! Like a really rockin’ hot blind date, except instead of sex, a job offer. Which was almost just as good. But not really. We hit it off so extraordinarily, that I didn’t lie about anything. In fact, I told her what I don’t know, to which she said, “Stop talking. You had me at your letter. I just wanted to meet you in person.”
I’m not so badass at work. Honest. To make up for my two lackluster p/t jobs that should total 20 hours/week each, but instead total a whopping 7 when I’m lucky, I have job opportunity for yet another, perfect, part-time, work-at-home, flexible position. This opportunity is not going to assist the college fund, or even help buy a banana suit, but it’s such a perfect fit I had to apply,
Okay, got your Friday freebie feelies? Then listen up as I need to share an important return-to-work lesson: know when to say no. I’ve had a potential writing gig on the hook for …. okay, perhaps I exaggerate. Let’s start again. A potential employer has been teasing me for about 2 months now. I responded to a craigslist post for local, freelance bloggers. (Do not ignore craiglist. The legit jobs
Lots of talk about Mad Men and the treatment of women during the ice-clinking, smoky bar, burning the midnight oil, hat-wearing era. I love the show, and I love the fact that such sexism seems absolutely impossible to the many of teens in my life. They simply can’t believe it was really like that “back then.” But you needn’t travel back to the 1960s to experience such brash disrespect and
Reinvention and discovering opportunity is exactly what smart people do to keep in the game. It’s what the career changers, laid off, and outsourced do diligently to get employed, and is exactly what smart moms like us should do when thinking about going back to work. Women invented Networking. Networking may be a business term to secure clients, colleagues, and sales, but it’s what we moms have been doing since the
After a very thorough and professional survey of neighbors and friends done at bus stops and grocery check out lines in my megatropolis, I’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps as a country, we’re under utilizing a large percentage of our workforce. Read a cool post by Deborah Frett, CEO, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation that got me thinking it probably shouldn’t be this way. Moms often work in schools
Uh oh, I found my current job posted on Craigslist! Recently, I was cruising Craigslist for freelance gigs (a great idea if you don’t watch too many Law & Order episodes), when I came across an advertisement that sounded perfect, perhaps a bit too perfect. I quickly ran down the list of requirements: good writer? check! deadline oriented? check! update blogs and social media? check! work remotely? check! agency experience? check!
Wanna play a game? Okay, you’re at bookclub or sitting on the soccer sidelines or waiting at the bus stop. Ask your mom-friends who they used to be before kids. And be prepared to be wowed. A pathologist. Photographer. Outward bound leader. Psych Nurse. Chef. IT professor. Nanny. Pharmacist. Sports trainer. Novelist. Bartender. HR specialist. Ophthalmologist. Horse trainer. Financial consultant. Editor. Rabbi. Peace corp volunteer. Construction buyer. Para-legal. Really. These