Friday, September 14, 2007

Career meme

Nicked from Anysia

1. Go to
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top fifteen results

Here's what I came up with:

1. Computer Engineer
2. Research Analyst (Financial)
3. Retail Buyer
4. Computer Programmer
5. Technical Writer
6. Media Buyer
7. Purchaser
8. Electrical Engineer
9. Multimedia Developer
10. Mechanical Engineer
11. Aerospace Engineer
12. Advertising Copywriter
13. Business Systems Analyst
14. Communications Specialist
15. Writer

The amazing thing is that I've done most of those for a living or as part of my regular day job. (All except 11, and given I write SF that's kinda sorta covered by the spaceships I design for my novels.)

I'd really love to do more of #12 - and funnily enough, a couple of weeks ago I had an email from a retired Madison Ave copywriter who'd just read through my website and reckoned I should be doing copywriting full time. Not the first time I've heard that, by any means. But how do you get into such a job when you live in the most remote capital city on the planet?

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)

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