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Maggie Hamilton

In search of the elusive "perfect" job
Maggie Hamilton lives and works in New York City and is an avid pie-baker, cat-stalker, and park-runner.

Check out my old roommate blog if you're bored!

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  • February 7, 2013 1:35 pm

    i am a blogging slacker

    I’m feeling slightly uninspired. I feel like there are only so many things I can write about that pertains to job hunting. I am just jugging along, sending out resumes, gone on a few interviews and stalking LinkedIn. 

    I did have coffee with the owner of my old work yesterday. That was good. Got some things off my chest, but mostly it was positive. Now I feel like I can leave that whole thing behind.

    So all ten of my dear readers … Any suggestions? I will probably start blogging about things other than the hunt, but anything career related would be great!

    (picture from A Love Letter to Charlie Day)

  • February 6, 2013 11:28 pm

    The Proper Way To Use Linkedin

    samir:

    1. Setup an account
    2. Fill it up with resume information
    3. Do you have a job? Stop using LinkedIn until you need one.
    4. Are you looking for a job? Browse listings and apply.
    5. Don’t do anything else on LinkedIn unless you need a job.

    Real talk

  • February 5, 2013 8:37 pm
    thefluffingtonpost:

Cat Un-Friends 15 High School Acquaintances on Facebook
Tired of inane statuses, political rants and boring photos, Jolene — a cat from Austin, TX — went on a massive Facebook un-friending spree on Tuesday, leaving 15 casualties in her wake.
“She just got sick of seeing those inspirational quote pictures,” says Madeline O’Conner, who considers herself one of Jolene’s real-life friends. “She was just cruising through her News Feed, exasperated, and was like, ‘Why am I still friends with these people? I haven’t spoken to them since graduation.’ “
Submitted by Stefanie Squier.

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    thefluffingtonpost:

    Cat Un-Friends 15 High School Acquaintances on Facebook

    Tired of inane statuses, political rants and boring photos, Jolene — a cat from Austin, TX — went on a massive Facebook un-friending spree on Tuesday, leaving 15 casualties in her wake.

    “She just got sick of seeing those inspirational quote pictures,” says Madeline O’Conner, who considers herself one of Jolene’s real-life friends. “She was just cruising through her News Feed, exasperated, and was like, ‘Why am I still friends with these people? I haven’t spoken to them since graduation.’ “

    Submitted by Stefanie Squier.

    That’s one smart cat

  • February 4, 2013 10:40 am

    you know who you look like?

    This can sometimes be a huge compliment or an insult. 

    So I was at an interview on Saturday, and the woman tells me that I look like Suri Cruise, love child of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Well, that I look like Suri Cruise in 25 years. Thanks? I wouldn’t mind that kid’s wardrobe though.

    I didn’t get the job, but maybe I can be Suri’s stand-in when the paparazzi starts harassing her.

    (photo from the Daily Mail)

  • January 30, 2013 6:10 pm
  • January 29, 2013 12:37 pm

    how do you enjoy unemployment?

    I have been told numerous times to “enjoy” my unemployment. I totally get that sentiment, but I find it extremely hard to do. Any minute that I am not job hunting (or at the very least, on the internet, with the intention of going on Indeed), I am just panicked. Every minute I think should be devoted to the hunt. Whether it’s stalking people in LinkedIn, tweaking my resume for the millionth time or filling out an online application. I’d really like to use this time to get my room clean and organized, but I feel like I can’t. I have been taking the 45 minute spinning class instead of the 90 minute yoga class since it’s half the time. I don’t want to go do anything that requires spending money. 

    I could enjoy it more if I knew there was an end date. 

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the most of unemployment without feeling like a slacker?

  • January 27, 2013 4:18 pm

    (Source: give-me-bliss)

  • January 25, 2013 5:19 pm
  • January 25, 2013 6:55 am

    grad school?

    Today I am meeting with a temp agency and then going to NYU to inquire about grad school. I always did relatively well in school (except for science and history), so maybe this is an option. College wasn’t my favorite, but I have a feeling it would be different this time around. It’s just an idea I have been kicking around, so who knows. In two weeks time I could land my dream job and never think of getting my masters again! But, I am hoping they have ideas of where I can volunteer to kind of get my feet wet before I make the commitment to take out thousands upon thousands dollars of loans.

    Happy Friday!

  • January 24, 2013 2:15 pm

    Money, happiness or both?

    I often have thought if I got paid double my salary, that I probably would have been fairly content at my job. Money certainly doesn’t buy happiness, but it doesn’t hurt either. So as I am on the lovely journey to be gainfully employed again, what exactly do I look for?

    I doubt I will be able to snag a soulless, high paying job ASAP, but will that make me happy? On one hand, I wouldn’t have to worry about money, retirement or saving for traveling, but would I hate waking up in the morning? Or would doing something I truly love, like helping animals, but at a really low salary make me happy? Would the stress of living virtually paycheck to paycheck be worth going to a job I love? Is it possible for me to have a job I love, and make a decent living?

    Job hunting has really made me question what I want in a career but I rather just win the lottery and call it a day.