When boredom hits, I have recently found my self Googling terms like “sports management companies,” and “sport publicists,” along with obsessively checking my Linkedin contacts like it is the new Facebook.
Graduation is upon me…not in May like I hoped, but in August. Taking a semester off of school to complete an internship will do that, though. While my D-Day to get that little piece of paper with ‘career’ written all over it is not for nine months, I’m positive that the job search can’t start early enough.
Do I obsessively search for jobs? Perhaps. Do I find a company I like and immediately Wikipedia the city that it is in? I’m going to go with yes on that one. It’s like Facebook stalking (stop looking at their pictures!..and playing Farmville…and Bejeweled Blitz) but for jobs. But really, it does help to look at the city the company is located in–how else would I know if I could afford the price of living? Is the city too big for a small-town girl like me? Could I see my self there? Will I have to live alone? How far away from home am I?
Well, fortunately for me with the job market right now, being picky and worrying about those petty things (except the cost of living) will have to be ignored in order to snag a job thousands of other people also want.
What job is that, you might (or might not) be wondering? Well, I’m not sure my self. Here is a list of qualities I would like to find in a job:
-Interaction with people (beyond the “water cooler”)
-Flexibility to work from my laptop/BlackBerry (i.e…being completely mobile when necessary)
-Located in a large city or surrounding suburb
-Allowed to be creative within my work
-Room to move up in the company (needless to say, I don’t exactly want to be the #2 catcher for the Twins…something (maybe his most recent Gold Glove Award) tells me Joe Mauer will be there for a long time).
Again, I know this is not the time to be picky; however…I also don’t feel like I need to settle, either. I’ve put in long and hard hours as an intern and I’m certain there is a company that could reap those benefits in the near future…any takers? IMG? BDA Sports? Career Sports and Entertainment?
Didn’t want to raise you’re hand just yet? That’s ok, you’ll hear from me soon.
Back to Google…