My (Career) Personal Ad

23May13

Idealist’s career blog has a recommendation for job seekers: “Create a personal job ad to discover new career paths“. Their recommendation is that you create a personal ad that details what you are looking for in a job, then show it to others, asking that they give you ideas for career options that you may have not already considered.

With that in mind, here is my ad:

Prospective employee with history master’s degree, eleven years’ clerical/support experience, and one year’s experience blogging seeks position that helps people achieve their potential, uses research, leadership, writing, and creative skills, and has a defined, independent role that contributes to the broader work of a team.

Position would include opportunities for advancement and gaining both specialized and general knowledge about the employing organization and any partner organizations.

Position would be available in or near a small college town (specifically Ellensburg, Washington), and include both personal interaction with clients/customers and colleagues and time for uninterrupted reflective work.

Work could include political involvement, either in advocacy or in legislative support for progressive/liberal causes (preferably not direct elective office).

Preferred position will not require additional specialized education at this point — but positions requiring requiring such (below doctoral level) may be considered in the future.

Prefer salary of $40,000 per year or more, plus medical and dental insurance and pension.

Please leave a comment with suggested careers — either in the comments section here or in the comments on the Facebook or LinkedIn posts. I’ll compile all your suggestions and update next week.

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2 Responses to “My (Career) Personal Ad”

  1. Well, not the outpouring of responses I hoped for so far. Here is the total list:
    Management assistant or environmental compliance specialist for a federal agency.

    I’m hoping that there may be more to come.

  2. 2 VOA

    Hi. A friend referred me to your post. I think you could be more concise because right now, it is extremely general. It looks like you don’t know what you want to do or that you want to do everything. People can respond better when they know exactly what you want.


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