HIATUS NOTICE !! normally i give a little more fanfare and pizzazz to these things, but honestly, i really can’t be bothered this time. lol i’ve got a lot going on, i’m moving in about three weeks, i have school orientation right after that as well as job searching to do. being on nim is just a drain of energy and emotion lately ( not to mention the general buzkill of tumblr drama lately ) , it’s not fun for me - i’m tired of logging on just to twiddle my thumbs and attempt to generate interest that only ends up flat lining. i’m tired of trying to make things happen just to meet a brick wall of disinterest and general blah-ness.
point being: as much inspiration and muse as i have for nim, it’s just not fun being on here. it’s hard enough operating in a barely breathing fandom when branching out has proven near impossible.
out of pettiness and spite, i’m also retiring henry for a while. if i can’t do anything with nim, you all can’t have hal. that’s just how it’s going to be~ i WILL be active on edward even while i’m doing all my real life things, and i plan to have my king lot up and running by mid to end of the week.
I WILL be back on nim, but it’ll probably be after the move.
Trying to find a job as an autistic can be really hard. The interview process is basically a test of how well we can pass as neurotypical which isn’t always possible. The job search can be demoralizing, discouraging, and depressing. It can be easy to feel that there’s something wrong with you for not being able to get a job or for never making it past an interview.
So, to all the autistics who are job searching right now, you are wonderful. You shouldn’t have to pretend to be something you’re not to get a job. It’s a loss to each company who passes you over because you could be a great employee. While it may take time, a long time, one day you will find a job. One day you will make it past an interview.
Finally, your ability to work does not define you. It is a fallacy of capitalism that leads us to associate our value with our jobs. Whether or not you have a job, you are valid and worthy of love and respect.
So I have several followers who are working on applying to jobs right now, and by far the most common concern is “what even is a cover letter??” Now, while this post is funny and accurate, it’s not super helpful if you’re looking for specifics. So I figured I should show you mine. Now, without further ado, allow me to provide to you:
~*~ The Cover Letter of Destiny ~*~
[Name] [Address Line 1] [Address Line 2, etc] [Phone] [email]
[Right Justified - Date] (This is just standard business letter stuff)
To Whom it May Concern, [Or Mr/Ms. Hiring Person’s name, if you can find it.]
I’m delighted to submit an application for the [Job you’re applying to] position at [Company/Institution/etc]. After reading the job description I’m certain
I would bring a solid combination of [Skill 1], analytical thinking [or whatever Skill 2 is], and communication skills [This is always my Skill 3] to this position. I’m particularly attracted to this position
because I believe it will utilize the skills I have gained through my industry [or research or whatever] experience, and allow me to apply those skills in new areas.
In my role with [Company] as a [Most Relevant Position Here], I managed a
project [to do some stuff - flesh out your most important/relevant job responsibilities here]. I
specifically focused on [a thing that is the most explicitly relevant to the job posting. In fact, I creatively copy/pasted some of the job posting into this sentence, that’s how relevant it is.]. I was also responsible for [A couple of things that maybe were mentioned in the job posting, or at least show increased responsibility over time]. This gave me the
opportunity to collaborate with a variety of different team members [to achieve a goal]. Through
these and other job duties, I have gained excellent listening skills and the
ability to carry out self-directed tasks in the context of a larger team. [i’m not joking. use this phrasing it’s so great just copy it idgaf]
In my current role as a [Current Title] with [Company], I have continued to build strong skills in project management [or whatever] as well as clear oral and written communication. [Maybe this sentence describes the types of communication (or whatever skill) you do.][This sentence describes briefly the less-relevant work you do]. [This sentence ties in your less-relevant job to the job you are seeking]. These experiences have prepared me well to
succeed in a role as [Name of Position you’re applying to].
Thank you for taking the time to review my materials and
consider my application. I am excited at the prospect of applying my skills to
a [Name or category of position] with [Company], and I feel that the knowledge and
skills I have gained through my experience will be a great benefit to the team.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions as I would welcome a chance
to discuss this opportunity more. [After all, they want to hire you after reading this]
[First Name Last Name]
I hope you find this helpful in your job search! Just remember to focus on skills you learned rather than specific experiences or titles you’ve had. Don’t be afraid of inflating it too far, either. There are real useful skills underlying every job task if you look hard & get creative with your phrasing.
Feel free to send me an ask if you want any specific advice on how to spin your education/work history into the job you want, or if you want a proofreader or cheerleader or whatever. Job hunting is a bad game designed by and for a certain type of person. It’s dehumanizing and horrible even at the best of times, so I’m more than happy to help anyone find a way to beat the system. <3 <3
You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
I’ll be there And I know when I need it
I can count on you like 4, 3, 2 You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah oh oh
You can count on me ‘cause I can count on you
i havent been keeping up with canadian politics for the past year so im completely uneducated in this regard, but can i ask what's wrong with Trudeau? I want to be more knowledgeable of what's been going on
Here’s a short list I made a little while ago:
-Trudeau is considering selling our ports & airports.
-Trudeau is pushing an infrastructure bank, which is going to privatize public infrastructure.
-Trudeau selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.
-Trudeau approving 2 huge oil pipelines and happy about Donald Trump’s approval of Keystone XL.
-Despite making it pretty clear before the election that communities and First Nations would need to give consent for projects, Trudeau has backtracked and now says that this is no longer true.
-Justin Trudeau bailing out Bombardier with millions, doesn’t care that their CEO’s are getting huge bonuses as they’re laying off thousands of workers.
-Their Marijuana legislation is filled with harsh penalties, and it is not true legalization. There will be limits on the amount you can grow and carry (and if you exceed these limits you can be arrested or charged), and new harsh penalties related to youth & driving under the influence.
-Justin Trudeau’s government is refusing to pay First Nations children equally, despite the Human Rights Commission sending him notices saying he has to (they have now sent 4 compliance orders for him to comply with the law).
-Justin Trudeau’s government is still underfunding First Nations education.
-Justin Trudeau supports Donald Trump’s bombing of Syria.
-Justin Trudeau is in favour of Regime Change in Syria, which many feel could escalate violence in that region.
-Justin Trudeau has not ruled out sending the military into Syria.
-Justin Trudeau is refusing to change the ‘Safe Third Country’ agreement to help refugees fleeing the USA.
-Justin Trudeau is refusing to fund a basic income pilot project on PEI.
-Justin Trudeau abandoned electoral reform (a big election promise) and has stuck with the First Past the Post system (a system the Conservative Party of Canada also supports).
-Justin Trudeau refuses to decriminalize marijuana in the meantime. Cops will arrest thousands more people for marijuana possession before 2018.
-Justin Trudeau is refusing to pardon anyone for marijuana possession despite knowing full well how harmful this can be for people job searching or crossing the border.
-Justin Trudeau is not in favour of a $15/hour minimum wage.
-Despite his feminist rhetoric, Status of Women Canada received no new funding in the 2017 budget.
-Justin Trudeau broke a campaign promise to close a tax loophole that largely benefits millionaire CEO’s.
-Justin Trudeau is breaking indigenous rights to consent with permits given on the Site C Dam and Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline.
-Justin Trudeau’s tax cut for the middle cut, benefits the top 10% of income earners the most. Those making under $40,000 per year get nothing.
-Justin Trudeau still hasn’t changed or repealed the draconian anti-terrorism bill, Bill C-51.
-Despite a push from the NDP, Trudeau is refusing to expand our healthcare system to cover things like Pharmacare.
-Justin Trudeau is maintaining Stephen Harper’s cuts to healthcare transfers.
-Justin Trudeau is maintaining Stephen Harper’s weak climate change targets
.-Justin Trudeau wants to delay a promise to cut methane (a potent greenhouse gas) emissions for 3 years or more.
There’s plenty more than that. Yes, arguably Justin Trudeau is better than Stephen Harper, but that is a very low bar to pass.
If you need sources on any of these points I can provide them.
Pairing: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson side Niall Horan/Zayn Malik
For as long as anyone can remember, Old Hillsbridge Manor has always been believed to be haunted. Everyone in the village agrees and keeps a respectful, fearful, distance. New in town after a bad breakup and an internship that led to disappointment rather than a permanent job, Harry Styles figures taking pictures of the decrepit building could be a great new creative project. Or at least a much-needed distraction while he searches for a job and crashes at his parents’ new house. No one warned him about the apparitions though; about the music, the laughter, the people who flicker and vanish when you call after them, the echoes of a past that should be long gone…
Harry has never believed in spirits but even he can admit that there’s something weird going on. What starts as mere curiosity evolves into a full-blown investigation and soon enough, Harry finds himself making friends with an aristocrat from the 1920s and struggling with finding the best way to tell him that he’s dead.
The Ghost Hunter AU where Niall lives to prove ghosts are real, Zayn is a skeptical librarian and Harry gets caught up in a century-old mystery and catches feeling in the process.
Hiii do you know anything I can do to attract a job? I've been applying like crazy but it's a year now and I'm using all the help I could get! Thank you x
Great question and I would be happy to help. A bunch of my friends joke around about me being able to find jobs in a snap. It is one of my “magic” powers.
Before we get to any magic, might I advise a couple of different routes you may not be considering? I always like to take a real world approach before handing out any spells. I am not an old lady by any means, but I have learned a thing or two, and I think I might be able to help. (Whether you like this type of advice is entirely up to you, but take it from me: the job market can be tough to navigate and sometimes it helps hearing this kind of advice from someone who has been down that road.)
1. Have you recently updated/revised your resume and cover letter? Seriously, sometimes people do not hire you based on the content in your cover letter. The wording could be off-putting, it could be too long (or too short), it could be not informative enough. Cultivating your cover letter and resume is like crafting a spell; it needs to be worded correctly, express who you are as an employee in a concise manner, and make you seem as hireable as possible. (You could also put a sigil on your cover letter and resume without anyone ever knowing using invisible ink or printing in white.) . A great website for formatting your cover letter and resume to make it look like THE BOMB DOT COM is CVMKR.
2. Have you applied for every available job, including the ones that you may think you are “above”? Listen, I have a BFA in Photographic Imagery; I didn’t exactly choose the most profitable and available field in the world. I loved every bit of time I spent in college learning about art (and other various topics) and I am incredibly proud of what I accomplished. I am still very passionate about my work, but the fact of the matter is that dream jobs are incredibly hard to come by. There were plenty of times I had to suck up my pride and apply at places I thought I was too good for. That includes fast food chains and restaurants, data entry, and even sales positions for companies I knew were absolute bullshit (the sales companies, not everything else.) It took me years of gaining experience, freelancing, working for next to absolutely nothing, and busting my ass to get to where I am today. So, if you haven’t gone down to McDonald’s or Walmart, you might want to lace up your boots and get to walking. Money is money anyway you slice it, even if it means working at a place you aren’t necessarily are proud of. I know that seems like tough love, but it is true.
My dad once told me, “You only get out of life what you put into it.” I put in hours upon hours of literal blood, sweat, and tears, sleepless nights, going hungry and almost being homeless, paying thousands upon thousands of dollars back to student loans, and I have only JUST gotten what I would consider to be a dream job. I believed in what I was doing every day. I got up even when I didn’t want to. You just have to keep trying, even when things seem grim.
3. There are quite a few spells involving careers and money. I am going to refer you to @urbanspellcraft and @flowing-to-the-ocean’s spells. I trust their work to help you along the way, but just know that magic can only take you so far. In the amount of time you would spend working during an average work day (8+ hours), you need searching and applying for jobs, calling employers for interviews, and going to temp agencies. If not, you won’t find a job. Take it from me, as someone who spent the better part of a decade struggling to find a career and finally–FINALLY–got her dream job. You can do it, you just have to try.
First impressions are one of your most powerful assets as a job hunter! No matter your age, your ability to carry yourself and to speak confidently will be admired. Unfortunately, the 15-18 age range is notorious for not being “adult” enough, so it’s very important that you work to set yourself apart.
1. Phone calls: Get comfortable talking to strangers on the phone ASAP. I’ve worked in customer service for eight years (four of which were spent in a call center), a good phone voice can make all the difference. Most potential employers do not respond well to “like” and “um”, many won’t even meet with you if you have “young” phone voice.
2. Correspondence: There’s a lot of correspondence that happens before an actual job interview takes place. Be prompt and courteous in all your correspondence, and always check your emails/texts for grammatical or spelling errors before you send them.
3. Looking older: Is there something quick you can do to make yourself look older? Maybe putting your hair up in a bun, growing a mustache, wearing glasses, etc. If you have a very young looking face like me, wear obvious make up.
4. References: Accumulate an impressive list of professional references. Potential employers always ask for references, but I’ve had several employers only call one of my references. Here are some people who you can ask to be your reference:
Your old teacher
Your old guidance counselor
Your old co-worker
An old camp counselor
Someone who trained you at a job
A family friend who owns a respectable business
5. Arrive early: Arrive significantly early for your interview. I recommend arriving a half hour before your interview, because it will set a nice precedent for your timeliness. If there is a receptionist or people working in the area that you are waiting, be chatty and ask them questions about the job. Offices are gossipy, so the more favorable impressions you make- the better!
6. Follow up: After your interview, wait several hours and send a nice email thanking your potential employer for the opportunity to meet with them. If you don’t hear from them within a week of your interview, reach out with an email asking if there’s anything else they need from you. If you don’t get the job, be courteous in your response to them and say something like “Thank you for the opportunity, I hope you’ll consider me in the future”. If you do that, they will consider you in the future!
Summary: When a need arises, Steve and Bucky on a whim lie about their sexuality to you. Unbeknownst of their purpose you let them stay with you, in your apartment. But what happens when they start falling for you? And what will be the outcome of their harmless tall tale?
This happened about a year ago, in my senior year of college. I lived in a residential college on campus, which basically is just a dorm with the option of educational programs being held there. My suite in this building was set up as a pair of two-bed rooms, connected by a small bathroom that the four people shared. In our particular suite, there were only three of us, as our suitemate had a private room. A small detail, but it will become important later.
Now this suitemate, who I will call Hannah, could only be described as one of those new-age hippies. Aggressively vegan, tapestries pinned over every open inch of the walls, candles everywhere, lots of imagery taken from India and surrounding countries, the whole works. And she smoked a lot of pot.
Normally, this wouldn’t be any of my business. I don’t care what you do with your free time, as long as you’re being safe and can keep it away from me, as I was job-searching and didn’t want anything in my system. I made that abundantly clear, as my roommate also smoked, and was polite enough to take it off campus and keep her stash in her car.
Hannah…not so much. She had a habit of smoking in the room, and since she lived alone, she had no one to witness her blowing the smoke out the window. Several of us knew she was doing it, but we lived near the top of the building, so it wasn’t going to float up into someone’s window or anything. If she got caught, we could act surprised, and it would be on her head for being reckless.
She wasn’t an ideal suitemate by any means, on top of this. She played her music loud, and wrecked the bathroom on a weekly basis, and I had woken up to her having loud shower sex in that shared bathroom multiple times. I scrubbed down the bathroom every time because I didn’t want to stand in whatever they left behind, but by the time the real incident occurred, my patience was wearing thin.
The final straw came when a weird smell started pouring in under the bathroom door. I pulled my roommate in with me, and she agreed that it was pot, and a lot of it. I went out of the room, and sure enough, the hall was also filling with a thick cloud of skunk and armpit. I knew my RA was doing a program that involved the police, so I went downstairs to find the RA, told her what was going on, and led her and the police officer she took with her up to my room. I let the officer into my bathroom, and the smell when I opened the door hit everyone like a slap to the face.
As it turns out, she was holding a little party, so not only did she get arrested, but so did 4 of her buddies. She was taken to court, put on probation for 2 years, and given community service. The police officer also told me that if she did or said anything to get back at me, she would go to jail.
She later violated her parole with another charge of the same thing, and that was the last time I saw her.