DJ Waldow said this contest was right up my alley. Probably because I like talking about myself. So here’s the lowdown on me, my life and my dreams of driving a car powered by wishes and starlight.
I moved to Chicago in September with my husband-to-be after he got a promotion. After spending a year in Rochester, NY (again for his job) this was a welcome change of scenery and a chance to land a job that “doesn’t suck.” After four months of watching reruns of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” I think it’s time to be a little more specific about the job I want.
First and foremost I am a marketer. We are the magicians of business. We make something out of nothing, give it a buzzword, invent a job title from that buzzword and get the New York Times to run a feature on the buzzword. That’s not to say we don’t serve a purpose. I have made a career out of creating ways to keep brands fresh and interesting to consumers. I can develop, budget, strategize and execute marketing plans with the best of them. For me, marketing is best when it is essential to the business but useful to the consumer.
I want a job with a company that’s making cool stuff. After two years with Cold Stone Creamery I can tell you that it’s a lot easier to market a product that you believe in yourself. I want to work with people that rock. Every job is going to have days that are lame. If the person in the cube next to you is a badass with a bowl of candy at their desk, those days suck less. A great company culture has very little to do with a dress code and a lot to do with how the employees shape their business. I want to work for a company that values everyone’s opinions – not just the MBA’s with the offices (no offense to the smart kids with MBAs).
I am an over-networked Millennial so my entire life is online [read: I am a prime candidate for Online Marketing Manager positions]. You can find me on Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn but, more importantly, these tools are essential to my everyday life. Sad but true. Don’t worry, I’m not a shut-in. I went to one of the largest universities in the country (ASU! ASU!) and consider myself fully socialized.
My resume is attached. It covers the basics of my job history and vast talents. It does not, however, mention my love of obscure Canadian bands. Are you dying for a little more about me? Check out this fabulous slideshow with 25 random facts about my life.
Long story short, I want to be in marketing. All I ask in return is a modest salary, unlimited pens and an occasional perk that makes my friends in accounting jealous.
Coffee’s for closers.