An update for my friend...
Okay, so I was having my chops busted for not updating my blog. So I must blog.
I had an interview the other day for the job I wanted to apply for. If anything, I went in thinking it would be good interview practice. I was given some good advice from one of the girls at work and thought if I didn't get it - oh well. I think I'm a bit rusty anyways when it comes to the whole interview process, and I needed to ease my way back into it.
This one was with the agency handling the position. It's always a good warm up interview - you kind of get an idea what you need to bring to the table for the real thing. I must say, it felt like it went well. I love it that in the creative sector - these guys are ex-creative. They don't ask you stupid, irrelevant questions (like, where do you think you'll be in 5 years. This is irrelevant in our industry because 5 years is a long time. We run off trends that may last 6 months at most. And creatives will stay in a position for about 18 months - 3 years to stay current. So they don't ask this).
So at the end of the day, it's me and another guy going to the job. So at the moment I'm waiting for them to give me a date to meet the actual business. I think because I was open to the idea of not getting it, I wasn't nervous and covered everything really well, which I think did go my way.
But time will tell. Fingers crossed.
Anyways, project. My little project. One of the more interesting things happening to me at the moment. About a week ago, a chance catchup with a very old friend lead to a conversation about a project they have been working on. This project was trying to support the orphans in a little country, about the size of NY state in Central America - Nicaragua. They had traveled there by chance about 2 years ago, and felt such a connection with the people and the country is now on a mission to help them.
This friend of mine, this project is very dear to them. So when they talked about it, it naturally piped my curiosity. I had donated to the cause last year (I think the last time we'd spoke) and they were collecting money again for a trip over. One thing I liked the idea of, is they wanted to take resources over there to help the children and youth build their way out of the situation they were in, rather than just throw money at it.
So I have offered to help them out with the cause. Two reasons mainly. Because of course, it's good for the soul and it's something I have always wanted to do - support something that means a lot to me. And the second reason is because, this friend has so much passion and grand ideas. If there was someone who could balance them out, write out goals, set action plans, think about how to set something up for the long term then it could really work.
So what I'm doing at the moment, is setup a website and the social networking sites. Sounds pretty basic? Well, along with that I am going to try and setup an actual organisation. As in, create a structure and put together a plan. My friend has a lot going on at the moment trying to plan the trip and raise money, so while they're doing that I'm going to be the 'business side' if you will, and set up the structure they need.
It will all be interesting to how it works out. I have seen many people lose steam, and in 6 months or 12 months time, the idea falls over, because no one is passionate about it anymore. I will start spruiking it in the coming weeks, so you'll know what I'm on about when it pops up in your email boxes and on the Facebook feed.
Anways, plan for today - work on my own website and pages, maybe do a little charity stuff. And get some photos to
1/31/2011 10:13:16 am
And here it is! The blog I've been pestering you about! I'm particularly fond of the entry's title :D
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