Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…

Something’s a-stirring in me this year and I can feel it. I’ve finally decided to quit and move on to another job. I’ve been at this for a little over 3 years and I think that’s long enough at a job which was originally only meant to be temporary.

Unfortunately, while I’m very sure I want to move on, I’m still not sure what I want to move on to next. Definitely not web-related for sure. Marketing? PR? Journalism? Who knows. I’ve flipped through the Recruit section and browsed online job sites but nothing really grabs me. The most interesting was editor for a publishing company to produce foodie books. Unfortunately, while I really enjoy eating, I’m not exactly up there with the proper gourmet terms.

I semi-announced my intentions to quit to some friends, and already one of them, bless her, has forwarded me a job opening with a PR agency. No harm applying eh, even though I have close-to-zero PR experience. Better spruce up my resume as a start. When I opened it, I realised it needs to be completely overhauled. More than half the things I put in there are useless now. How embarrassing to have projects I did in poly in there, and how embarrassing to have ‘Winner of Inter-Class Short Story Competition’ in secondary school listed as an achievement in there. Now I need to find ways to pad my resume and trumpet what I did at work more. Time to be creative.

7 comments:

Belle said...

heya! love the way u write. :) linked you and good luck for ur job hunt!

Woof! said...

Most of the people in PR firms started off with just about no directly relevant experience / training. You just learn lor! And be able to maintain a broad base of contacts.. but the hours are long..

Good luck! Holler if you need CV-vetting..

Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Good luck!

JellyGirl said...

Belle: Thank you Belle-girl, and do you hear something? Yep that's the sound of my head swelling.

Woof!: That's very sweet of you to offer. I'll give a yell if I need help. :)

LMD: Thanks! And good luck with your girls! Hope they be-haaaaave.

Zen|th said...

I guess when you lose the passion to work for your current job, it's time to move on. So good luck! :)

Cowboy Caleb said...

Just do it says Nike

So go on

Cupcake Queen said...

I don't mind being a food editor. Imagine- you can eat at 5-star restaurants for free! *smacking lips*