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The Updated "What I'm Looking For In A Role" Post (2020)



Thank you for wanting to help with my job search! Here are some parameters. Keeping it brief.



Ideal:
Part time remote, text based support. It's a little far fetched, I get it, but the positions do exist. I enjoy having the flexibility to take on temporary projects from time to time!

Online temporary volunteering is okay as well. You can find me on CareerVillage and Jumpstart.


Skills:

Tech:

Azure, Cisco routing and switching.

I also enjoy looking for potential improvements in user interfaces. [1,2, 3 , 4]

Jobs: Networking, SysAdmin, IT Support, Technical Consulting

I'm not super interested in hardcore Cybersecurity.

Company


Size:
Some companies I will jump to work at, irregardless of size, but preferably under 500 people worldwide. If you need some short term work for a startup, I'm fine with that.

People:
I prefer to listen to others rather than talk myself.
Pro-Purposeful meetings.
Not interested in a suit and tie culture.

Aspects of my past jobs include A) being nearly alone or working with only one other person. I've enjoyed that because I can solve the problem how I see fit, and ask for help when I need to.

I'm learning to work with others through Zoom meetings, where one can be a little less 'on'.


Processes:
I like processes, even if they have to be broken or bent. A creative, free-form conversation about implementing something new is fine. "We're just starting, we'll make up HR as we go." is not.

Past experiences have taught me: If you give me a general task to do and the freedom to do so, I'm fine.

Communications:
E-mails over phone calls. It's easier to go back and reference the information.

I'll get on the phone, just temper your expectations for the first 5 minutes.

I give you the information you need to do your job, and I'll explain the finer points if need be. With this blog, I like to think I'm pretty good at explaining!



Am I smiling over the phone? Not likely. Am I listening closely? Yes.

I work better with people who accept that I may have a few questions, and don't try to brush me off.

Would you work with someone who tries to be coy with surface level information, such as hours or wages?

I don't mind someone not knowing an answer - "I'm not sure, it can vary." is fine.

I'm not asking for your bank account number. Just information so I can do the job.

As most of my career has been working solitary, I don't have that corporate America, endless meeting experience, and I am not interested in it.

Industries:
Ed Tech - Tech that helps students learn, understand, or take their first steps into college or the working world.

Entertainment - You see how important it is now, don't you?

New and Changing Industries -   I like being in that sweet spot, of "not in diapers, but not old enough to think remote work is the devil".

Fitness - Raise your hand if you do a workout before bed yet after dinner and end up hungry at night ✋🏾

Marketing / Advertising - It's a field that constantly entertains me with its creative evolution. Look how excited I was about this!


Not the US Government/DoD or Amazon. Amazon subsidiaries are a case by case basis.


History:

Most of my work has been solo or in very small groups; I don't have the typical 'office' experience. I don't know if I want it. I don't fancy getting dressed up every day to go into work.

It takes some time to get into the swing of things. I don't mind growing with new projects in an established company after a time. If I'm interested, I'll be asking a lot of questions to truly make sure this is right.

I do not have a security clearance.


Location:

It's all a case-by-case basis.
East Coast preferred.
Deep South is a no.
Central/South FL is okay


SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTIONS



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