Exactly. I would count on it as being a practice interview, although really I think your best long-term bet is to collect some unemployment and look for jobs not in Hawaii/finance.
Here's a job at LACMA
Assistant Sponsorship Manager (RFT)
Corporate Sponsorships & Marketing
Working with the Corporate Sponsorships & Marketing staff, the Assistant Sponsorship Manager assists in securing project, general operating, capital, and endowment support from corporations, and manages the annual corporate membership program.
Some duties include: prepare gift receipts for corporate donations and sponsorships, and ensure data accuracy of all corporate electronic and hard files; coordinates various mailings for catalogues, event invitations, and other communications that support donor/sponsorship cultivation and fulfillment; devise content for donor publications and general communication outreach; research and write corporate foundation grants for general operating fund and education programs; work with Museum staff to arrange logistics around corporate functions and special events; maintain and regularly update corporate donor recognition in newsletter listings and website; research prospective corporate and individual prospects to support programmatic aspects of the Museum; provide general administrative support and coordination of office functions for the department.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and two to three years of related experience and/or training; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Excellent writing ability, highly developed organizational skills, attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-based environment is required. Strong working knowledge of MSWord, Excel and databases plus previous experience in a not-for-profit development setting with capital campaign experience is preferred.
That right there would be a bonus. If I got called for a random I would get my wish of losing my job and probably not get severence if that were the case. Thank goodness we are cutting back on overhead costs and they haven't pulled any randoms lately.
*knocks on wood*
I work for HUD, dealing with people affected by Katrina/Rita.
Ike and Gustav just got our contract extended until 2010. After which I'll probably transfer over to Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Unless there's more destruction in the Gulf.
So. How do you find a job with very close to no work experience, a worthless incomplete education in film & video, no professional contacts, no real skills (including social ones), no confidence, and a hatred for the general public that isn't fast food or the like? Because I can't figure this shit out.
Also, are technical schools for picking up professional computer skills a good idea? What technical fields are tolerable/well-paying?
most people who do it are the ones that hate dealing with people...you get some odds ones that want to want overnight...
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
Let me take an opportunity to mention how much online applications with those personality tests really truly are the work of soulless hatemongers intent on killing all joy in the world. I nearly have a nervous breakdown every time I fill one out. Does anyone know what kind of answers they're looking for? Do they expect you to lie to make it seem like yr a model worker or does it make you seem like a psychopath?
you can't fake a personality test. they rig them so that they ask you the same question 10 different ways so that when you lie it knows it. I use to give out those tests to new applicants here when I did a brief stint in the HR department and we prefered candidates that were honest to those who were trying to be shady.
....I don't know how much more of Starfux my soul can take
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
It's a lot better than looking for film jobs in Napa where Erik lives.
why would you want to fake a personality test? wouldn't you rather be honest and work somewhere where your personality fits? sometimes they are looking for certain strengths for a team. if you have leadership qualities, that's great, but if they have a department full of leaders who just need to you process shit all day, that may not work. be honest.