freelance, jobhunt

Launched freelance business

For the last few months, I’ve been taking on some roles with flexibility and only require a bit of time. So I’ve committed to doing this. I’m currently a freelance marketing and communications consultant. To find out more, please visit

jobhunt, Wellness

Been Feeling Unwell

I’ve had another episode of vertigo. From start to finish, it lasted about 2 weeks. During the fun episode of vertigo, gout flared up again.

So I did something about it. My neighbour is a registered massage therapist among other categories of wellness. I went over and talked to her about gout, vertigo and a host of other issues.

She suggested aloe vera juice and apple cider vinegar. So today I marched out and purchased the aloe vera juice. Apple cider vinegar already exists at my house.

I’ll check back in with an update on how I’m feeling.

PS: Still unemployed. EI runs up today. Eck!


April 1

April 1. That’s the end date of my current contract.

However it’s 3 weeks before a giant trade show that takes a “all hands on deck” approach. It’s 3 weeks weeks before a one day conference that takes a “all hands on deck” approach.

I bet April 1st isn’t the end date of my current contract.


Success! A job

Success! After several rounds of job interviews, I am happy to announce that starting in September I’ll be employed in the role of Marketing Assistant at a local manufacturer.

So here’s my life lesson for how to succeed for recent grads.
1. Keep in touch with your instructors. They hear a ton of rumours about what places are hiring.
2. Establish a great relationship with the instructors and your classmates. Once again, they hear everything.
3. Network. Keep the networking going after graduation. It’s key to your success. But make sure that these networking attempts are genuine, not fake. People value authentic interactions over the falsehood.

So these are three tips that helped me land a job in my field.

jobhunt, vacation

Vacation thoughts

For the last few months I’ve been hard at work trying to find a full time job in my fields. But what this really means is that I’ve spent the last few months trying to get hired, through the different hoops including interviews, writing sample pieces, rebuilding and converting my portfolio. All in all, it’s been exhausting.

But luckily and happily, I’ve just secured a full time, contract position for myself. With the referral from my instructors, I start after Labour Day. Yes, I did a dance of joy when I got off the phone with the lovely human resource generalist I’d been working with.

So this means I’m giving notice at my part time gig as I need to free up some time to be able to handle the workload.

But back to my original idea. I’m taking a vacation from the normal job hunting activities I’ve been doing. I have a few weeks to wind down the part time job and then I’m going to get a bunch of other stuff done. There is a ton of chore style work needing to be done around the house and outdoors.

Last year the family rented a cottage and made a two week vacation away from all the tech, the toys and the television. This year I’m taking a break from the job hunt instead, so when my first day starts I’m ready to spring into action.

The best part is that the location is four blocks from my house, easily walkable!

Cheers. Get out there and enjoy summer while we have it.


Return to the job hunt

Been a bit busy between the end of term and finishing up assignments and one of my part time jobs.

But I made it. Next month I’ll convocate with the second class of Conestoga College’s Integrated Marketing Communications Post-Grad certificate program. After 8 months of assignments, group projects, event planning, stress and juggling, it’s over.

Also important to note, this week I learned that I made the Dean Honor List. It’s one of those things that made me cheer, grin and remember all the hard work.

I’m working on setting up a WordPress which will include my resume, work samples and other pieces I’ve created. Once I have the site up and running I’ll make sure to include a link here. In case you’re interested.

So back to the job hunt. I’m looking for marketing, communications or public relations positions. If you know of a position, feel free to send the information along.