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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 05:47 PM

I gotta find *something* ...!

Last edited Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:51 AM - Edit history (1)

I can do most every type of virtual asst, desktop publishing gig. I have years of experience in journalism, webdesign and logo/marketing...

Been out of the loop for a few years - worked in education and ran programs at Boys & girls Club. But the physicality of the jobs were too much and I went on disability in fall 2018...havent really recovered.

I just need to find something online to keep afloat!

I'm 51, and because I dont do code or the serious techy stuff, and I dont have a BA, so qualifying on paper is hard. How do I get gigs?

Im looking at the pinned post of links here in this group. Any other ideas would be great. I gotta turn this around!

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Reply I gotta find *something* ...! (Original post)
FirstLight Apr 2021 OP
soothsayer Apr 2021 #1
-misanthroptimist Apr 2021 #2
FirstLight Apr 2021 #4
markie Apr 2021 #3
Bayard Apr 2021 #5
FirstLight Apr 2021 #6
Bayard Apr 2021 #8
FirstLight Apr 2021 #9
kacekwl Apr 2021 #7
littlemissmartypants Apr 2021 #10
FirstLight Apr 2021 #11
bucolic_frolic May 8 #12
FirstLight May 8 #13
bucolic_frolic May 8 #14
FirstLight May 8 #15

Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 05:50 PM

1. Worth looking here maybe

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 06:04 PM

2. Probably of little help, but the best I can do:

Over my life I've found that contacts are far more important than qualifications. I've gotten jobs I wasn't remotely qualified for on paper. I just knew people -and sometimes they knew people who could get me a job.

Somebody you know can steer you towards a job in all probability.

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 06:51 PM

4. I'm thinking of posting my portfolio in the local FB group

Maybe I can get a couple gigs...

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 06:21 PM

3. look at Government jobs...

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:23 PM

5. Look for contract jobs

They are usually just looking for experience, not a degree.

BTW--I'd rethink putting journalusm on my resume.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:24 PM

6. really? why?

It was the best experience of my life and I learned SO much from interviews and even doing Obits...

Im proud to have worked in a "real" newsroom, before the internet crashed the industry

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:18 AM

8. Spell check, dear

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Response to Bayard (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 12:52 AM

9. lol...fixed :)

oops

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 08:36 PM

7. If you have a current drivers license and pass a background check

you could drive as school bus. Always looking for drivers and most pay 20.00 per hour + . That's what I did 11 years ago when I ran out of options.

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:21 AM

10. I have a friend who teaches Chinese citizens English on line.

She's a former high school teacher and she loves it. She does individual lessons and says it's tricky scheduling because of the time difference but the pay makes up for that. I have no idea how to hook you up and she's moved to Maine and I haven't talked to her in months but a Web search might be a place to start. If I can get in touch with her I'll see what I can find out. ❤

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 01:33 AM

11. I've a background in french

maybe?

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Response to FirstLight (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:29 AM

12. TaskRabbit.com and FreeUp.com

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Sat May 8, 2021, 06:03 PM

13. thanks!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #14)

Sat May 8, 2021, 08:41 PM

15. I did the tasker thing, but they need $25 to run a background check

I cant do that right now... But I also signed up for the other one

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