Why is This Website Here?
I created this website so that I can give people who are interested in retaining my services a complete picture of me and my interests as well as my skill set. I know it is tough to get a bead on someone in such a short amount of time from their resume or even an interview. So here I hope to give you some of my personal and professional interests so that you can have a better idea of who I am and if you are interested in working with me. I am flexible for working anywhere in the Chicago area as well as telecommuting. I have been telecommuting for my work for the last few years and I am self-disciplined enough to have made it work. I'm here to help. The most important thing for me is that work has be to an environment in which I will be able to be engaged and not just another cog in the machine. I understand that sounds a little arrogant but giving someone a clear understanding so that I don’t waste their time is very important I think for me or anyone who is looking to hire me.
You want a girl that just punches in numbers all day? I’m afraid I’m not that girl. Do you want someone who will keep working and striving to help make your business better? That’s me then. I have no problem with an entry level position, or starting from the bottom, but know that is not where I plan to stay. And if you give me a clear path to the next level I will work hard to get to the top. But please don’t promise me advancement and then give me no way to know how you want me to get there. Working hard doesn't count, they say the same thing at Burger King. Now if you say “give me three consistent reports that go all the way up to the boss to read because they are so good" and that will put me in the running for a promotion that is will work much better.
I don’t expect to be given anything just because I’m me, I would like to be considered because I do good work. My interests are in social media, writing, marketing and advertising. I love the idea of communicating with other people see how I can help them. That’s why I’m currently a little in love with social media right now. Because it goes straight to your core audience. Whether thru Facebook, Twitter, or a podcast you can get to the heart of the people that you know want/are interested in your company/product. I think that I can use this enthusiasm to help a company become better known and more profitable than they were before.
My personal interests often mesh with my professional ones. I have a great interest in reading. My current favorites are The Sherlockian(a great deconstruction of the mystery novel), The One Room School House(a new way of educating our children), The Post American World( Fareed Zakaria’s take on our future), and Superman comics( I love his epic struggle between being alone and belonging to everyone at the same time). My favorite films right now are Cloud Atlas(epic but personal), Cabin in The Woods(a great horror movie turned on it’s head),and Wreck-It-Ralph(cause it’s Pixar, and it made me think).
TV is probably my main source of entertainment and information. I love to use my internet to troll for information but if I’m interested in drilling down something, but TV usually is first spark my imagination. My favorites on TV, love Zakaria GPS(informative but still fun), The Daily Show (I would take a bullet for Jon Stewart, not above my belt buckle, but the thought is still there), and Revenge (I am a girl, and that soapy smart drama is just a good guilty pleasure.) If we are ever to meet about your interest in me working with you, I hope some of these personal interests will give you a better idea of who I am.
In conclusion, everything that I am interested in has to do with the communication between people. If you give me an opportunity to do that for your business I do not believe that you will be disappointed. Whether through writing, design, or better understanding how to communicate with your audience I know that I help.