After pondering what I should blog about for this addition of the “Alumni Thursday” Series, it wasn’t necessarily a public relations related topic that crossed my mind. Instead, I have been thinking recently about my job search and potential career paths. Coincidentally enough, week’s Time Out New York’s cover story is about the “Best Jobs in NYC.” Included are success stories, career/company profiles, tips on networking and more. Learning about all the different career opportunities out there is always exciting, so even though the jobs highlighted aren’t exactly what I might have had in mind for my personal future, its just a reminder that we should all keep an open mind!
Here are some of my favorite picks from the feature story:
-Startup company Pixable (pixable.com) aggregates and prints photos from social media sites like Facebook and Flickr. Their site has generated over a million visitors and they’ve really found a niche that no one had thought to tap into sooner. Plus they’re also hiring! Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Learnvest (learnvest.com) is a site offering financial advice for women. They’ve assisted over 500,000 women since launching in January 2009.
-You can’t hear it enough-the importance of networking. Meeting people by networking, through something such as Ed2010’s Speednetworking event (visit ed2010.com for more details) or sign up for invite-only happy hour mixers with the Connectors NYC (theconnectorsnyc.com).
-Also be sure to check out company profiles of Gawker (gawker.com) and Elle magazine on the site, which were also interesting.
I hope you to head to your nearest news stand, Barnes & Noble or bookstore to pick up this week’s issue of Time Out New York or click here to read more online!
Happy Job Hunting!