General chatter Because life isn't just about dieting. Play games, jokes, or share what's new in your life!

Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #1  
Thread Starter
berryblondeboys's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,367

Height: 5'6.5"

Default About my new job

Well, I met with my new boss today to go over what my job will be more precisely. She was interviewing people and hiring based on what strengths we brought to the table. She was then going to tailor the job to those strengths.

I was her first hire (I would like to think her most desired hire?) of the three part-timers. She wants me to write a blog about being new to the area and discovering the city's association (we're a planned community and everyone has to pay into the community association which takes care of paths, public spaces, pools, 3 gyms, a teen center and on and on and on).

So, it was my baking blog (which I'm just beginning to get back up and going again), my weight loss blog (which I've been writing for 16 months every single day save a few days) and my blog I do for the Sunday School I'm director of that got me my job. That, and a talk a did a few years ago about building community. My "volunteer" fun stuff led to a job. How sweet is that?

I'll be working from home, meeting people throughout the association and taking pictures. What a sweet part time job! I'm so excited! Who says hobbies can't turn into paid jobs?
berryblondeboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #2  
RainbowWimsii87's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 45

S/C/G: Ticker

Height: 5'1


Wow, that's amazing for you. Congrats. It's interesting I read this thread when I'm a new graduate in a few days and job seeker. This made me smile and gave me job seeking confidence haha. I hope you definately enjoy your new job .
RainbowWimsii87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #3  
Senior Member
valalltogether's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 442

Height: 5'2"


wow, congratulations!! doing something you love and getting paid for it. love it!
valalltogether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #4  
Senior Member
guacamole's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,676

S/C/G: HW 212/148/130~174/139/130

Height: 5'4


Congratulations! I'm jealous...I would love to have a job I loved and was passionate about.
guacamole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #5  
There is no try.
Vex's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,274

S/C/G: 281/T/140

Height: 5'6"

Default re:

That's pretty cool. Where did she hear about your blogs? Did you use them in your application? If so, kudos to you - so many people don't do that.

Vex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #6  
Senior Member
Natasha22's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 387


That's wonderful! You'll be doing something you really enjoy and get paid for it. Will you be writing every day? That's why it's a good idea to write down your hobbies and interests in a job application, you never know what catches their eye.
Natasha22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #7  
Thread Starter
berryblondeboys's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,367

Height: 5'6.5"


I had on my resume I blogged and did public speaking under "Interests/Hobbies". She then asked for links to my blogs and a sample of my writing/public speaking.

Of course, my other work helped, made me look like a well rounded candidate AND this is just a part-time temporary job, so their list of "requirements" wasn't as demanding as for a full-time professional job. But, I hope this helps me get my foot in the door so that soon I can be working full-time somewhere. Helps that I now have two parttime positions. along with the statement, "getting back to the workforce after being a stay at home mom for several years" in cover letters. It explains my absence from the work force.
berryblondeboys is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The guys at my new job KellyMarie90 Body Image and Issues after Weight Loss 44 06-14-2011 03:08 PM
My new job is a SCAM and I want to eat! ajowens South Beach Diet 16 01-26-2010 07:47 PM
My New Job Pita09 100 lb. Club 27 08-18-2009 03:42 PM
My New Job! techwife General chatter 23 10-02-2007 10:50 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.