Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Will perform digital business strategies for food
In just over a week, I'll be without a full-time job. A few of you may operate under the assumption that Podiobooks.com and other projects account for the majority of my income. In fact, the exact opposite as true. Or at least it's currently true. Like the majority of you, a "day job" funds my explorations into the world of new media. 'Tis a love of labor, not a mercenary quest for lucrative sources of income.
What happened? One of the dangers of being really smart is that your clients can learn your smarts and decide to go it alone. And that happened. Such is business. I can point to a half dozen things we might have done differently over the last several years which might have impacted the outcome, but such is the clarity of vision that comes with hindsight. But I look back with no regrets. I never intended to get into the online advertising business, but I'm glad for the experience. Like all of my prior engagements, I'm left a more rounded, experienced and valuable person for it.
But I do find myself in unfamiliar territory. I haven't had cause to create a resume in nearly 20 years. Oh, sorry... "resume" is so gauche. I meant to say curriculum vitae or CV as it's come to be called. Fine. Whatever. See how long it's been? I need that purdy piece of paper with the fancy writin' that says what I'm all good for 'n stuff.
Oh, and then I need to get a job. Or a half dozen clients that need my services.
So now you know. I've polished up (to a slight degree) my LinkedIn profiles (one for the Evo personality, the other for the much-more-hireable Travis I was born) and need to get those distilled into a one-pager, then to get someone with mad layout skillz to make it into a masterpiece worthy of getting my foot in the door at places around Phoenix. Or somewhere that will allow me to continue the remote-working thing I've been doing the last 5 years.
Wish me luck!