Twitter got me a job

…I blogged.
…I tweeted that blog.
…Others retweeted said blog.
…Further tweets were exchanged with interested parties.
…Tweets led to emails.
…Job was found.

That is how I boil my career path to it”s most simple form.

I never believed that social media could navigate the bearing of my professional life. Turns out I was wrong.

My 9 vaguely productive achievements whilst living in post-thesis limbo

After living in an isolated academic bubble for the past twelve months, I have recently had some time off. While I enjoyed the first day, I also discovered that a lack of direction was slowly dehumanising me into a tedious Grey’s Anatomy DVD watching and couch sitting individual. However, when I observe this time from an alternate perspective, I am able to see a few key achievements obtained during this period:

  1. I launched Digital Red Dirt.
  2. I learnt that connections made in the social media space are genuinely effective.
  3. It no longer takes me twenty minutes to construct a three sentence email.
  4. Havaianas no longer dominate my footwear collection.
  5. I purchased Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn – this month’s musical necessity.
  6. I recovered from a severe case of post-thesisitis syndrome and remembered that there is life outside Henry Jenkins and country music.
  7. I gained a wealth of confidence.
  8. I stayed up past 10pm and slept in past 5am.
  9. I successfully removed ‘dude’ from my automated vocabulary (and added all sorts of other things that are going to haunt me forever after).

Wanted: Internship. Come on people, I don’t want to launch a viral campaign with a banjo and iPad.

Alright, I admit it. Take away my university degree and I am left with a couple of computers, a Nespresso machine and a Twitter account. This is blatantly obvious because most days I tweet about my iMac whilst drinking Nespresso (enlisted brand evangelist anyone?).

In my post-uni world I have an abundance of ‘spare time’ to read, learn and experience.  However, for reasons unbeknownst to me my Google Reader and impressive collection of Seth Godin books just don’t seem to be cutting it in the effective learnin’ department. I am reading about digital strategy case studies and not experiencing them first hand. I am watching and not practicing.

What do I want?

Truth be told, my objective is to vacate this desk, retool my scholarly five years of communications and gain experience in an industrial context. Translation? I want to intern in Melbourne, actively contribute and learn from people in the digital industry.

Motives?

To avoid life as a Nespresso brand evangelist and effectively contribute to the digital industry by understanding audiences and marketing to them.

What do I have to offer?

Eagerness to learn, availability of time and the desire to wholly apply myself. I also have an impressive (and maybe mildly irrelevant) knowledge of Fiddlin’ John Carson.

So, who in Melbourne wants to take advantage of this triad of communications awesomeness?

Come on people, if this is all I can offer on hypertext, imagine what you will have to endure when I post videos. Hire me now!