Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Triple threat

3 folk-art carved wooden statuettes from Zimbabwe

When you're job hunting, you imagine yourself in a lot of different roles.

I work in a specialized field, but even in my field, there are branches, variations, internal specializations. I am in many ways a generalist, but when job hunting, you pick the opportunities that are out there and tailor your application to them.

This is why this week, I am applying to three different openings that seem almost schizophrenic in their diversity.

1) There's a job opening for a position with a local city government, working in my general field of public programming.

2) There's a job opening for a position managing a facility for a major multi-national corporation.

3) There's a job opening for a position fundraising for a local arts non-profit.

These are all natural outcomes of the work I've done in my career. But they are wildly divergent from one another. I feel like I have to embark on a personality change just to transition between writing one cover letter to writing the other.



smalltownme said...

I can't even imagine dong what you have to do. But I think you'd do well in all three positions.

Mingus said...


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm glad you have such varying options, but I can't imagine trying to fit those 3 different jobs to one person. You must be really flexible!

Tallia said...

Goodluck with picking one...follow your heart


Sharon said...

Three diverse position for sure. I hope one of them is a great match!

cactus petunia said...

You've hit the nail on the head. Adaptability is the key. Being able to use your varied knowledge and experience in different situations and feeling confident about your abilities will get you where you want to be.

It's always worked for me...Just think of yourself as a Renaissance woman!

Best of luck.