This post came to mind when people ask me what exactly I do and I don’t have time I am a programmer and designer without a proper job (in an office)
Ops… no time? Come on….
As I prefer to work in an office I am checking quite often the job advertisement sites for any new opportunity that fits my skills. A new application for the job means a new cover letter. I would be precise and accurate with the people I am referring to.
The Greek crisis is still here! Another bug that must be fixed.
I have to think… solutions. Freelancing, coding, site translation, subtitling, and working as a receptionist for a few days this summer… The best thing when you are working as a freelancer is that you can work from any place as far as there is a computer and internet connection so I took my laptop and went to Folegandros island Greece.
Always I will keep my mind open to new challenges and opportunities….
Social media… Easy thing? Ops… I love Twitter and I keep an account on LinkedIn… oh yes these two are enough for me. At socialmediaday.gr one-day conference, which took place a few days ago, they mentioned that you must have as many social media accounts as you can handle. I have accounts on other social media. I have to be informed of how they work; not only as a communication tool but also as a business tool. it is a part of my work. Which one is the most appropriate for my customers’ websites …Twitter, Facebook, etc plugins?
When you Love what you do, you do it well.
If you are well organized and concentrate on your own dreams, you can survive in this demanding and competitive world. I know that I am detail-oriented, keen, and hard working with communication skills to relate well to people. Self-motivated and able to work independently, make well-thought-out decisions, prioritize and work to deadlines under pressure. ☺ and this is not a typical paragraph on a cover letter.
Yes working as a freelancer or being unemployed is the most time-consuming “job”.
Happy November ☺
P.S Yesterday I heard on TV news this we are 7 weeks away from Christmas…
LEGO Christmas tree at St. Pancras Station … during my master’s in London
Marjory McGinn says:
November 2, 2014 at 7:55 am
Very nice piece, Maria. I worked as a freelance journalist for years and I know how much discipline & self-belief is required to keep doing this, especially in a very competitive industry. Much harder than anyone thinks. But at least you can work all day in your slippers… and pyjamas, too.
By the way, your website is very slick and eye-catching.
Good luck with everything.
Keri Douglas says:
November 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm
You are amazing!
Being a freelancer and looking for the next assignment is a tough full-time job!
You handle it all brilliantly.
Your video and social media skills are excellent! I can just imagine how much everyone enjoys and appreciates working with you since you are so talented and professional.
Wishing you lots of success!
Katina Vaselopulos says:
November 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm
Maria, thank you for sharing this post with me. I miss a lot when absent, so always feel free to personally contact me.
I am happy I had a chance to know you better as a person who deals with life during a very difficult time in Greece. Having my girls there, I know how trying life is. You have a great degree and one of these days something could very well come up. Loving what you do, and giving all your heart to it allows the universe to do miracles. Not being tied down in an office work gives you the opportunity for short of long getaways, which nourish the body and the spirit, while waiting in standstills. My childhood friend goes to Folegandros almost every year and I love it as I see it through her. Hopefully, one day, I too will go.
It’s wonderful connecting. My time is very limited because of family responsibilities and my book…but also because of my limitations with social media and technical stuff, I lose lots of time, not being effective enough.
If I can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Blessings, Love, and Light,
November 1, 2014 at 8:33 am
Thanks for this post about what you do. I have to admit that I was curious, knowing about your interest in the Pathenon and also learning that you are a computer software engineer.It is great that you can also work from some beautiful places.
I absolutely admire your spirit and discipline, and I’m glad we are connected via social media.
November 1, 2014 at 8:23 am
Yes, it is very time consuming! Freelancing keeps me more busy than I could have ever imagined. When you are not prepared for this, it can be pretty challenging. I hope to chat with you soon when we both finish our projects! Να μου πεις τα κάλαντα!!! Φιλάκια..