How It Turned Out For Me — The Intro Post
The one thing we all want is to derive some sort of satisfaction from our dream job. Well, decent money so we can afford a roof over our heads, food, some essentials and the odd get-together with our mates would be nice, too.
But satisfaction on the job, where we don’t have to pop ulcer medication before and after stepping foot into the office is pretty much why we put in all those years of hard study and work. We knew, of course, that it wouldn’t be easy, and we welcomed the chance to test ourselves against various obstacles and challenges the office life brings your way. That’s all fine and well. What’s not fine and well, is the soul-sucking aspect of being in the wrong office, with the wrong people (hello evil / narcissistic bosses) at the wrong time.
Yes, job hunting mostly takes a lot of time!
It’s clear that at this point, in order to keep sane, we need to be looking for a new job. But new jobs take time to find, and then you have to wait at least one more month before you get paid (and if they do a rollover to the following month, you’re talking 6–7 weeks in the worst case, no one has time for that).
Plus, there’s the issue of our rapidly waning sanity. Every freelancer on the planet can sing you a song about that.
So here’s an easy-to-follow plan, which led us into the warm, loving embrace of Cryptotask. It helps you define your values, takes up an afternoon of your time (including a nice coffee break), you can start working straight away, and best of all, the minute your job’s done and sent to the client, you’re guaranteed to get paid. That’s right, no waiting around, biting your nails for months to see if they finally remembered to transfer that money they promised nearly a month ago into your account.
1. Define your interests and strengths
We’ll have a more detailed post on this later on this month, so keep your eyes on these pages for that. We suggest not only making a list but also asking your enemies and friends. That’s right, boys and girls, enemies as well.
After all, they hate what is truly great in us, so why not beat them at their own game.
2. Write a few sentences on the amazing things you can offer the world
Now that you’ve defined your interests and strengths, all you need to do is write a few sentences about yourself to show future clients how amazing you truly are. Don’t be afraid to really highlight your strengths, because even if it might seem slightly strange, if you don’t tell others how much they’ll miss out on if they don’t hire you, who actually will? Still having problems with that? Imagine you are your own best friend (or a client) and write everything as though it was for a stranger. Then just switch it back to the first person, or leave it as it is.
3. Choose a picture
This will be crucial for the next step. But it also serves to give you a short break from the text you just wrote about yourself. A good piece of writing is like a good wine, you need to let it breathe. Of course, a few days would be ideal, but really, even a short break is ideal to give your brain a rest, get it out of the insider mindset with which you wrote the text and switch it into neutral gear, as though you were a stranger / future client reading the information compiled. Pick a picture you like, that was taken on a day when you felt truly on top of your game, this way you’ll truly shine.
4. Create an account with Cryptotask
And because you’ve done all that hard work already, all you need to do now is sign up, copy-paste your text, upload a picture and wait for the offers to start rolling in. Think things are moving too slowly on that account? Why not browse the offers your future clients have uploaded already. You already have all the information for the cover letter/email, so all you need to do now is make sure it’s personalized, and you’re all good to send.
5. Take a break, go out for a drink with your partner, meet a friend
Because you deserve it.
That’s it, all quick and easy. Let us know how quick and easy it was, so others can jump on board as well. After all, the more the merrier.
And don’t forget to tune in for other installments of How It Turned Out For Me series, just for you!
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