On the phone to an old friend/colleague/lover after over 20 years. He knows I need work. He might offer me some. Continue reading There Comes A Point When You Just Can’t Afford That Shit
When I started the course I had been thinking about what to do for a living, but I hadn’t exactly been looking. I hadn’t known where to look. Continue reading Don’t Keep Me In Suspenders*
I noticed that one of my colleagues on the course had signed up to be a mentor with a company called Everwise. (Nice name. Bit cocky.) Continue reading Mentoring and a Fairy Light
I drafted something for this task, but was unhappy with it. Having slept on it, I still don’t know what else to do, so include the draft as is, below.
Partly the thing that makes me uneasy I think is the fact that I am not selling myself, not begging for something but turning the tables. I do realise of course that this is the point. Continue reading Reverse Job Ad
I wanted to say something about networking. For me. Beyond the remit (to date) of the course we are doing, but it is relevant to my ‘journey’.
The last twenty years or so, and quite possibly longer, I have been in a bit of a cocoon. Of my own making. Or maybe not. Anyway. Continue reading Networking
Tasks for this week included the Bold Request and the Reverse Job Ad.
No ideas for the Bold Request. I liked the film we were shown as inspiration. Some guy asking for things almost guaranteed to get rejections, that were often silly and funny, and sometimes surprised with a YES. I get that: that would be fun. But my mind goes blank. Online, some of my colleagues are asking for interviews with prospective employees. For me, that feels like jumping the gun, and vesting too much in the action, but maybe I am just scared. I am hoping something will come to me spontaneously while out and about (and forgetting that I am never out and about). Continue reading Witless Princess