Four years ago, I accepted a position at a market research firm just outside Washington, DC. For three months I had a three to four hour daily commute from Baltimore before I finally moved to DC. My commute dropped to about 45 minutes each way.
I found p/t employment at a downtown Borders. Worked there for three years. When it closed, I went to a local art house cinema.
Last May, I applied for a position at a major DC university. They rejected me in September. When the position relisted in October, I reapplied.
They contacted me in December for a phone interview.
I had a second phone interview in early February.
Two weeks ago they contacted me for an in office interview, which I had a week ago.
quote:Originally posted by Malnurtured Snay: I'm going to be working as a prospect researcher in the development office - working to identify folks & organizations who might be inclined to make "major gifts" (25k and up).
Sweet! Start at the yacht club and work down from there... Do you actually have to schmooze these wealthy potential donors or just target them to schmoozing?
What are the university's strenghs and activities? For example, a research-driven campus will attract donations from like minded people, as will religous schools (dont expect a check from Jesus though- he's broke as a joke). Former Alumni that made it big are likely suckers....er..."contributors". Fraternity guys too have a love for their schools that prys open wallets.
Celebrities and crooks are good sources as well- the occasional Chris Brown or Madoff family member might look to improve their rep with some charitible gift.
And if all that fails, there's always blackmail as a fallback plan.
But hey, that was probably on your resume already.
Anyway, in the immortal words of our Lord and Savior Leslie Neilson: Good Luck: we're all counting on you.
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