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!
NOTE TO SELF: When asked for salary requirements from prospective employers, do your homework before throwing out a number. Especially when the number is too low and labels you a novice, newbie, rookie, or otherwise glorified newcomer to a field you once knew well. It won’t take you long to get up to speed — trust me, you’re smarter than you think — but you have only one chance to