Friday, May 20, 2011
I'm back on the job hunt. Not ideal, but it is what it is: budget.
For the past three months I've been interning at The University of Kansas Hospital in the Fund Development department. Great place to work. Great department. Great group of people to work with. I'll be sad to leave them, but at least it'll be on good terms. And I still have about 6 weeks to spread some mayhem before my actual departure.
Another perk to my 6 week countdown to unemployment is that I have a considerable amount of time to search for a new job, and still get a paycheck. Plus, I now have a leg up on the freshly graduated class of 2011 thanks to this lovely internship. Should I be this confident in my job search? Probably not. But I am.
Job searches in a way are chances for completely fresh beginnings. Do I have to stick with my non-profit fundraising track? No (but I'm not going to). If I really wanted to, I could completely uproot and start anew in a different field, different city, even different country (but I'm not going to - for now).
Despite the fact that I have decided to stick with my current field and city, I still spent a brief amount of time considering my other options. Below is a list of possibilities that I have not completely ruled out, I've just put them on the back burner for future endeavors:
~ Latte milk foam design maker (see photo above)
~ Fast food magnetic sign changer
~ Fast food painted window ads (they have to paint these backwards, that takes some skill)
~ Personal style shopper for a celeb (but only if I get to buy clothes for myself with her money too)
~ Food critic (but I wouldn't be snobby or idiotic like those critics on Top Chef Masters)
~ Travel agent (again, this would only be worth my time if I got to put some of my own travel expenses on my clients' accounts)
~Professional chart and spreadsheet maker (one of my favorite things at work is organizing data into lovely, clear charts and graphs)
~ Book critic
~ Chocolatier (partially for the name, partially for the tasting)
~ "Character" at Disneyland
~ Ribbon candy puller
~ Potato chip inspector
~ Wig or fancy British hat maker
All strong and valid possibilities. With these options for my future, how can I go wrong? Things are sure looking bright.
If you could switch your career to anything (money and other hindrances are not a problem), what would you change to?