That said, some jobs you just want more than others. I'm only a few weeks into my attempt at transitioning to a salaried science writing/web gig. So far the news is mixed. And mixed, as all job-hunters know, means either 'indetermined' or 'bad'.
Having just gotten the 'call of doom' from the first off my "really want" job list, though, I must say there are many bright sides to this. Here's my top 5 list on why job hunting rocks!
- Job hunting is just like shopping, and everyone loves shopping!
- I get to write more cover letters, which means talking about myself, whee!
- I can use the new, cool, trendy term 'funemployment'!
- I get to make a 'top 5 list', and everyone loves lists!
- I can misquote Nietzsche, ironically!
On the plus side, this is just rejection #1, I still have resumes out, people are sending me leads, and I've wrapped up a neat opinion piece, accepted into August's "Physics Today", on science and the web. I am and will be a science communicator. It's just a question of where and for how much.
Sci writ ISO a salary, housebroken, friendly. Pls help, thx.
Alex, the daytime astronomer