Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Just got my first call for a real, actual legit job that would help me with my future career plans: selling kids books! Given, I cited selling hot dogs at a garage sale as sales experience, but here's hoping.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Job Idea

Today I made a grand total of $8 writing copy for textbroker.com. $8!

I gotta find me a real gig sometime soon.

Marketable Skills

I've been in school for the last nineteen years of my life, so this is the first time since I was three that I haven’t been getting ready to go to school at the end of August. All that schooling must account for something, right? Like these eleven reasons why any company should hire me instantly:

            1. I can knit as fast as your grandmother
            2. I can reach things on high shelves
            3. I can pick up things on the floor with my feet
            4. I can write a mean English essay in three hours or less
            5. I know enough camp songs to put a troll to sleep
            6. I can read cursive
            7. I can summarize the plots of at least twenty Grimms’ fairy tales
            8. I can and have used all the gadgets on my Swiss Army knife
9. I know the proper way to peel and chop an onion
            10. I can accurately identify almost all Flogging Molly songs within the first ten seconds
11. I once memorized the first twelve stanzas of Poe’s “The Raven”…and I’d do it again.

Now I just need to find a job that requires me to knit while reaching (with my feet) to a high place to chop onions with my Swiss Army knife, frantically writing an essay about Grimms’ tales in cursive, singing “The Raven” to the tune of “Barges” and simultaneously indentifying the names of a string of Flogging Molly songs to my stupefied audience.

I’ll let you know what I find.

Update: On second thought, maybe I should just drive a horse-drawn cab.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Facts and Figures

Number of months since I graduated from Bryn Mawr: 3
Number of weeks that summer camp kept me employed: 10
Number of viable jobs I currently have: 0
Number of job applications I have submitted so far: 6
Number of Craigslist ads I have looked at: approx. 1532098098
Number of jobs, out of those that I have been qualified for: maybe 2
Number of companies looking for someone with computer skills and/or retail experience: 392340
Number of companies looking for someone with awesome English skills: 0
Most interesting job I have found so far: Horse-drawn cab driver in Center City (http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/etc/2552241873.html if you are interested)
Places where I have applied, in order of relevance to my overall life goals (most to least relevant):
Free Library of Philadelphia (homework helper)
Character Development Bookstore (sales associate)
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (environmental educator)
Micheal’s Crafts (sales associate)
Starbucks (barista)
Top Tails Dog Walking Company (dog walker and slave)
Number of places that I have heard back from so far: 2
Of those, number who could only offer me about 4 hours a week: 1
Number that would TAKE OVER my life and not pay well: 1
Places that will be receiving a resume and cover letter from me in the next few days:
Learning by Grace (Christian homeschooling online teacher– more on this later)
Eastern State Penitentiary (tour guide)
Cupcakes Gourmet (sales person)
Hours that I just spent writing this blog that might have been better spent writing said cover letters: .75
Number of hurricanes that have hit Philadelphia since I started looking for a job: 1
If only I could use that as an excuse.


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