Advice for how to market myself as a design/media/communications ninja
June 1, 2013 10:15 AM Subscribe
I've got a very eclectic resume: 5-7 years of experience in several different fields at once, because I have had multiple simultaneous jobs. Now I'm looking for a new gig, and I think I have a lot to offer, but I'm not sure how to market the breadth of my skills.
posted by overeducated_alligator to work & money (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here's my brag list:
- designed & edited a peer-reviewed academic publication for 6 years
- built web databases and CMS in HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL for a nonprofit (also for 6 years)
- fact checker/research assistant for a mass-market popular science book
- made and sold my own Photoshop plugins
- done storyboarding and hand-drawn animation for some filmmakers
- made curriculum materials for schools
- I'm about to finish up a Master's Degree in Science Education
I know that to some people, all this might look kind of nutty and unfocused, but I've had a pretty consistent goal throughout. I want to work with all types of information and media (web, print, video, illustration, writing) -- to specialize in being a generalist.
I think I could be an asset to a company that appreciates this goal, but can I sell myself as a "complete package" in a world of specialists? Is there a particular industry or sector where you think I might be a good fit?
Should I try to find some sort of recruiter/headhunter? Or is that only for high-tech?