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25th-Sep-2012 12:38 pm
One Person can Make a Difference
I'm seen two people looking for jobs in the past 24 hours. Clearly it is time for this post again!

This is a big community, and we like helping people! Do you need help? Is there something that you can do to help someone else? Post here!

* Looking for a job
* Looking for housing
* Looking for a venue for a house concert
* Looking for advice
* Looking for new friends

Basically whatever. If you have a need, post it; for all we know, I know someone in your city who's looking to hire someone who does what you do, et cetera.

What do you need?
25th-Sep-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Not sure if any of your nexus reaches to the North Carolina area, but I'm looking for a job in the Winston-Salem area! I have a degree in Child and Family Development, but I'm looking for ANYTHING that pays, whether it be a teaching job or a retail position. Would greatly prefer full time, but also willing to look at part time opportunities.
25th-Sep-2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Dammit, if you were in RDU, I could more easily help out, but if I hear of anything I'll comment here! (I live in Cary).
25th-Sep-2012 04:52 pm (UTC) - I'm a tech writer.
I graduate with a BA in December, and I would love to have a tech writing job lined up before then.

Here's my professional website.

Skills include DITA, single-sourcing, and a number of authoring/editing software programs like FrameMaker.

I'm looking most especially on the northeast and northwest coasts: Boston, Seattle, Portland, New York, even Baltimore or northern California.

Contact me by replying, or use the contact form on my website. Thanks in advance!

Edited at 2012-09-25 04:52 pm (UTC)
25th-Sep-2012 05:04 pm (UTC) - anthropology, museum studies, MN, WI
I graduated with a BA in anthropology and a minor in museum studies this May. I would like to find a job in a museum/an internship at a museum/ some way of gaining experience. I'd prefer said position to be located in the Twin Cities or Madison, WI areas but if it is a super cool job elsewhere, I'd love to hear about that too.

I'd also love to hear about any other interesting entry level positions relating to anthropology, but museums are my priority.

I'm also always up for friends in the Twin Cities area especially those who like queer and/or nerdy things. Or ballroom dancing. Or would like to start learning a martial art (especially if they have transportation.)

IF I do move to Madison, which is something I'd like to do eventually, I'd need housing/roommates. Ideas along those lines would be good too.

Edited at 2012-09-25 05:32 pm (UTC)
26th-Sep-2012 12:08 am (UTC) - Re: anthropology, museum studies, MN, WI
whafford has an interesting project going on now. It's not really directly in your field, but could lead to contacts. Check out his LJ.
25th-Sep-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for a pharmacist or clinical research coordinator or pharmacovigilance position in the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC area. I've applied for 15 jobs in the last 10 days and been denied for them all.

ETA: work from home/remote positions OK, too.

Edited at 2012-09-25 05:09 pm (UTC)
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25th-Sep-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
I'm gathering advice and information about divorce in Illinois. If anyone's been through a divorce and is willing to talk about their experiences, especially on issues like pet custody and underwater mortgages, I am very eager to hear it. Please contact me at off-coloratura at livejournal.com.
26th-Sep-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
PM me? I've been there.
25th-Sep-2012 05:38 pm (UTC) - Looking for a Roommate again
Queer/poly friendly person to take second bedroom in a 2 bedroom apartment 2 blocks from Tufts main campus. Medford/Somerville line-Bus service at the bottom of the street, about 10 min to Davis Square. Room is about 11x12 with a large walk-in closet. Laundry and some storage space in basement. Room is available pretty much now. Good size and well stocked kitchen. Looking for someone to stay through at least August 2013 or possibly takeover of the apartment when I leave--(depending on landlord's approval) $650/month plus utilities--Landlord doesn't allow pets.

ETA: I would like to decorate to for the Fall/Winter $Holidays, so if that interests you please let me know.
25th-Sep-2012 05:48 pm (UTC) - Re: Looking for a Roommate again
I'm just about to comment looking for housing or roommate, and that sounds awesome except for the no pets--I have a cat.
25th-Sep-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for a fiction publicist. Preferably one comfortable with science fiction and fantasies of manners. My fantasy of manners Kickstarter blew my goal completely out of the water, so I think I should probably run with it. :)

Edited at 2012-09-25 05:39 pm (UTC)
25th-Sep-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
Matt Staggs, maybe?
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26th-Sep-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Done! <3
25th-Sep-2012 05:56 pm (UTC) - Housing or roommate
I'm moving to the Boston area at the beginning of November, and I need to find a place to live a roommate or two! A shared housing situation with compatible roommate(s) would be excellent.

About me: I'm geeky, reasonably friendly though sometimes go through introverted phases, poly, queer-friendly, Pagan, and probably going to get involved with the morris dance community again. I have a ton of books. I have a cat, who doesn't get along well with other cats so I need him to be an only cat. I have tendencies toward clutter, but I tend to be pretty good about picking up after myself in shared space.

EDITED 9/28: I almost-definitely have an apartment now, and I'll be looking for one or two roommates starting the beginning of November! If you're looking for a room, send me a message and tell me about yourself. The apartment is in Somerville near Teele Square, and it's a two or three bedroom (it's up to us!) on the first floor of a building near a supermarket and buses. It's the kind of apartment that has wood floors, not the kind that has beige carpets. (There are only two kinds, right?) Rent will be $945/month if we split it two ways, or $630 if three ways.

Edited at 2012-09-28 07:00 pm (UTC)
25th-Sep-2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
I have been working, unsatisfactorily, on my thesis for over a year, and have gone through a number of false starts.

If there is anyone who would be willing to give some advice on how to get a thesis of the ground and going in the direction I want, I would greatly appreciate you time and make you cookies.
25th-Sep-2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
You should poke at my husband Andy (and by extension, me) as we successfully got him through his Hampshire thesis after he was kicked out of college after his first year (before I met him)... It was a long road to figure things out and graduate.

If you don't have his email, let me know. He says he'd be happy to try & help.
25th-Sep-2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
We have hired people I've found on LJ before and it didn't work out so well, but what the hell, I'm willing to give it another shot.

My company (a smallish educational publisher in NYC) will soon be hiring an assistant project manager. You should have experience with some of the following: Excel, Word, FileMaker-esque databases, content management systems, Photoshop, XML, HTML, writing/editing (though we have been doing WAY less of that in recent months). Current and recent employees have come from a variety of backgrounds including production, editorial, library, and tech. I don't think we're hiring recent-recent grads - 2-3 years of experience, most likely.

Meh salary, adequate benefits, but nice people and interesting work (and always plenty to do!!).

Sound interesting? Get in touch with me. I figure when we post the job online next week, you can get the specifics and if you think it's up your street, you can give me your resume and I'll give it directly to my boss instead of you having to stand out among the sea of resumes. It's out of my hands from there, but I'll be happy to do my part.
26th-Sep-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
I'd like more info, please!
25th-Sep-2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm in Nashville and I'm looking for a job doing OH MY GOD ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE. Well not really--I'd really like something that involved writing and researching and/or social media promotion. And incuded insurance

I have about seven years of customer service experiece in the health insurance industry, but I'm trying to get away from both of those things. Just as importantly, I have three years and counting of experience writing for a pop culture weblog. In the course of that, I've also brainstormed story and issue ideas, recruited writers, and promoted our blog on social media. That's unpaid. Also unpaid is my work for a local non profit, for whom I've written press releases and built a Twitter following of over 100. I've also promoted this organization's evens on meetup.com, and written a piece for a major website that got into a print anthology.

I'm getting desperate everybody, I'm so sick of my job. Today someone told me that the wished I was in as much pain as they were. Seriously, don't do that shit. A resume consultant who knew what they were doing and wouldn't charge an arm and a leg would also be appreciated.

Edited at 2012-09-25 07:34 pm (UTC)
25th-Sep-2012 07:33 pm (UTC) - Also...
This is going to sound strange but I'm looking for new friends in the Nashville area specifically for prospective dating. So if you know a sweet, geeky, feminist-identified, pagan-friendly guy in the area who is avaialble for primary partnership, please feel free to make an introduction.

Edited at 2012-09-25 07:34 pm (UTC)
26th-Sep-2012 06:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Also...
I know a ton of people in the Nashville area, so I'll put feelers out for both the job and the dating!! (I went to Vandy for undergrad, and still have friends who live there--both college and non, as I lived there for a couple years afterward) and I go back periodically...I'll be in the area next weekend, actually!)
25th-Sep-2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I need a professional headshot! I don't anticipate much travel in the next few months, so Boston-local preferred. I would love to barter for this, but can pay (if not a whole lot).
26th-Sep-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
my coworker has been doing headshots for the prinicpals in my firm. Here's his flickr portfolio.
25th-Sep-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
The company I work for is rapidly growing software/security company in the California bay area. We are actively hiring perl programmers as part of our growth. Secondary skillsets that are desired but not required would be web security, python, objective c, or C#.

If you are interested in more details, please send me a private message.
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