Pardon my absence from the blog as of late; I’ve been slaving away at this contracted project (which will be up on SlideShare soon enough) that I’ve only now been able to conceptualize in my head and express through Keynote, homework, and job hunting. I probably haven’t applied to a job conventionally since the summer between college and the end of high school.
In case you’re confused, the past two summers have been entertained by either my studies or by the knowledge of already being assured a job. The latter being confirmed by either cold-emailing for work experience or by having already held a position during the school year.
But this upcoming summer poses a challenge for me; I’m only looking for paid work. It’s amazing how the job applicants pool gets that much more competitive when you simply throw in the dollar bill. Of course, the added challenge is that I’m currently in France and have a fixed date on my return to North America, which subtracts any flexibility in terms of my schedule. I’m solely interested in positions in either New York and Toronto, which are already competitive when talking about unpaid internships, because of the opportunities and pay. And more so because of the payment factor, I’m not really looking into anything in Paris, which would be a great experience on its own.
With that said, though, the marvel of Skype has revolutionized such things and has been, in some respects, permitting me to interview “face-to-face.” It’s not the same though. Skype can’t truly emulate the same settings as a regular interview, but it does still convey the more important elements, such as personality and interest.
So there you have it: I’ve landed some interviews, but I haven’t really come across anything solid. That and I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for one particular position.