Taking a page from Havi’s book—about a year ago she wrote a personal ad for a house. And now she’s in a space that she loves. So I figure, why the hell not?
Behold, my personal ad for a job:
ARE YOU MY SPECIAL SOMETHING?
Me: Hard-working, creative, intelligent. College education, varied work history. I have a lot of eclectic skills to bring to the table, and I learn fast. I don’t mind doing shit work once in a while, but I don’t want shit work to be all I ever do. I hate talking on the phone.
You: Challenging, rewarding, room for growth. A flexible schedule allowing me to take college classes would be ideal. (What classes? Who knows? I’m interested in just about everything.) Co-workers optional. Teeming hordes of people I have to interact with, even if they’re abusive jerks: No. Just no. Retail sales is right out.
I’ve played the field with jobs in the past, but now I’m ready to settle down and commit. Are you the career that’s looking for me?