MARIA OGNEVA'S BLOG
I don’t like asking for help. I think there is way too much self-promotion going on on Twitter anyway, and I hate adding to the noise. So what does looking for a job mean? I believe that the truly amazing jobs aren’t the ones that you find in ads. They are the jobs that you get referred to by your network, by people who know your skills, work ethic, passions, outlook on life and a chosen profession / industry. Besides, by the time that a job makes it to the job boards, it’s oftentimes “yesterday’s news”. So I am starting with you, my network, my friends and colleagues, and asking you to introduce me to potential opportunities. To keep this post short, I wrote a more in-depth account of what makes community management special, and why I have chosen it as my career.
I am excited about the future, and I will not settle for anything short of spectacular, and I hope that all of you will keep me in check and won’t let me succumb to the pressures of just taking a job. If you like what I’ve done in the past, know me online or offline, like my thoughts, or just think I’m a good fit, I ask that you please send me introductions to opportunities. Community management and social media jobs aren’t always called that, which is why I’ve gone into detail here. I am not getting into specifics of my past experiences here; there are better places for it: LinkedIn, VisualCV and my “catch-all” site of social media goodies. I’m always on, listening, interacting. Just email me through this site or http://themaria.me, or use the social buttons on the right side to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others.