With Mom's recent move, I've been out of commission for the past few months, and now need to focus on finding freelance and/or full time work. Although I'll be doing the usual activities (networking, checking out job sites, etc), I thought I would take advantage of my social media presence and expand my networking efforts to say, "Hey, I'm looking - please help me get hired!"
(Others take the strategy of "please hire me", but I'm well aware through other blogging efforts that doing so is not always wise...but I am willing to "put myself out there").
So here are the fields/places where I'm interested in working:
- Non-Profits - yes, I have an extensive background in working with non-profits as a program administrator/director. I'm always open to opportunities in that regard.
- Social Media/Marketing - Ironically, my past efforts have helped me build skills in marketing, especially "guerrilla"-style tactics. I'm not limiting myself to just social media, but I think I have enough of a background where I could really be a good fit.
- Comics/Pop Culture - Obviously, my writing for Comic Related and this blog give me a great background in being able to talk to these issues. If I were doing marketing and/or consulting for a particular publisher/company....well, I wouldn't complain.
So let me make this offer to you, dear reader - you can check out my Linked In Profile at http://linkd.in/gordondym (and you're more than welcome to tweet it as well). You'll see that I know my stuff - all I ask is that if you know someone, or have a lead - please feel free to let me know. I'm not asking to be hired, or even for freebies: my past work search efforts have resulted through networking, and this blog post is a way for me to cast a very wide net, and hopefully reach out to people who know me through this blog.
At the very least, it's a great way for me to demonstrate my writing skills.