Job Hunt Update – I Got a Job! May 31, 2012Posted by lisawifemom in The Job Hunt.
Tags: Employment, Full-time, Job hunting
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Since I started this blog originally to talk about my job hunt, and maybe find a job in the process, I thought it appropriate to update that portion of the blog.
After years and literally hundreds of resume submittals, a friend called me in November and asked if I’d be interested in coming into her office and helping out while an employee was out for a week. Of course I was interested, money!! So I stared by answering phones, and wiggled my way into helping out with some other stuff, to show my worth.
Miraculously while I was there, another employee quit. It was a part-time clerk position, but I was desperate, and I had already worked at the company 4 days and was starting to like the company, the management, etc. I asked if they were going to replace the employee and was first told no, not until they got busy again. However, by Friday they were asking me if I wanted the position and promising that it might grow into a full-time gig eventually. Whoo Hoo!!! They were willing to work around the kids’ school schedule, so the part-time pay was a well-needed addition to our household without having to drain it all back into childcare.
Funnily enough, during that temp week, I continued my job hunt, and of course, was offered two other positions that same week! When it rains it pours, seriously.
That was November 2011; by the end of January, another employee had to leave the company and I was offered her full-time Project Management position. Honestly, it was not as easy a decision as I thought, considering I had looked for full-time work for years. I had gotten quite comfortable working almost full time with a flexible schedule!
However, my current boss pointed out that I was going to get bored very quickly working a monotonous clerk job. Also, we needed the more money and the benefits. So I took the position, was able to get paid enough to make child care work, and after 3 months I just was able to start saving money on the health insurance that we’ve been paying out-of-pocket till now.
At the end of the day, the saying is true, it’s who you know. I am grateful to my friend Kara for thinking of me, and my family is adjusting pretty well to our new schedule.
Anyone Needing Employment? – Job Opportunity!! January 31, 2012Posted by lisawifemom in The Job Hunt.
Tags: Employment, job, Job Search
I am so happy to share the wealth, to be on this side of the coin now. For SO long I was the one seeking employment, and now that I finally have a job, I get to help someone else find a job.
The company I’m working for in El Segundo is looking for a part-time/temp (possibly going full-time/Perm) person for their accounting department. We really need a take charge person, the controller is very laid back and works well with someone who is a self-starter/independent thinker. Some accounting experience would be great, and excel is a must.
At this point the position will require 20-30 hours per week, with some flexibility (just get the job done type of thing). The department is in transition right now and the company is anticipating a busy spring/summer, so depending on what happens next month, this position has the potential to go full-time.
If you or someone you know is interested in something like this, please forward your resume to me, Email: guslisa at yahoo.
Looking forward to helping someone end their journey thru unemployment.
Lisa Vitale, Momprenuer
Become a Sponsor of the Riviera Village Summer Festival March 14, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations, The Job Hunt.
Tags: beer garden, festival, Redondo beach, riviera village, Sponsor (commercial)
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I am working with the company that puts on this festival in June every year, trying to get sponsors for the festival. Hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to pay the bills, right?
The Riviera Village Summer Festival is an arts and crafts fair in the heart of the Riviera Village, celebrating its 32nd year. The attendance is estimated at over 40,000 visitors with an attendance age of 21- 63 in the upper middle class range.
As well as the popular Arts and Crafts booths, the Festival offers Kiddie Rides/Carnival, a Hawaiian Village, a Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, an International Food Court and 2 Sound Stages where popular bands will perform. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sat & 10a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Sponsored by the Riviera Village Association, the Summer Festival is open to Artisans and Expo merchants, as well as Sponsorships by businesses. Sponsorship participation is available on several levels:
$15,000 Presenting Sponsor As a Presenting Sponsor, your company will be designated as the exclusive category Sponsor presenting the Riviera Village Summer Festival. Your company will receive recognition on all promotional, advertising and publicity materials. You will also take prominent visibility on street banners and on all stage banners. You will be provided with a booth space in a prominent location of the venue, which may include: product sampling, surveying, on-site marketing, coupon distribution, point of purchase promotions, etc.
$10,000 Supporting Sponsor Your company will be designated as a Supporting Sponsor of the Riviera Village Summer Festival. As a Supporting Sponsor, your company will receive recognition on all promotional, advertising and publicity materials. You will have logo visibility on all stage banners, and you will be provided with a booth space in a prominent location.
$5,000 Associate Sponsor Your company will be designated an Associate Sponsor of the Riviera Village Summer Festival. As an Associate Sponsor, your company will receive logo recognition on all promotional, advertising and publicity materials. You will also have smaller logo visibility on all stage banners and your company will receive a booth space at the Festival.
If you, or someone you know would like to be a part of this event, and get some great exposure, please let me know. I can forward more information and an application. It really is a fun event, a great location, and wonderful South Bay exposure.
Thanks for the support! And either way, please plan to attend the event!