Today I experienced Ageism

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Wow. Ageism. That smarts.

Art gallery jobs are rare. To be around art all day, looking at it, hanging it, speaking about it… it’s certainly a dream job next to writing a book and making my own art without the need to sell it to make ends meet. So when the art gallery I applied to called me about an assistant position, I almost fell off my chair in excitement.

The female manager started to ask me questions, general at first, then by about the third or fourth she directly asked me, chuckling, how old I am. I was in disbelief and it was really a reflex when I said “43”. She was evidently shocked as well because she gave a laughing howl and exclaimed “you’re older than me!” Continue reading

Benefits of a professional resume

Fall is quickly approaching and I’m reminded that calls and emails from job seekers of all levels will pick up as another busy season is upon us. September is generally a time when companies begin to post employment ads in search of new talent. Whether you’re comfy in your present job post, looking to change positions or just starting out in your career, having a professional resume and cover letter can set you ahead of the competition and be a calling card in your back pocket when you need it.

What does it mean to have a professional resume and cover letter, and why is it important? Continue reading

Tips for Artists

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself wearing many hats: writer, editor, proofreader, graphic designer, artist, researcher, website creator… Being self-employed, you will often find that you provide your clients with more than just one specific service. Here are tips that can apply to almost any kind of freelancer. If you want to ask a question about freelancing, write to me anytime! Continue reading

Who Are Your Potential Clients

There are many types of writing and the kind that you do will dictate your client base. Here I will give tips on finding clients as a copywriter because that is the broadest of the writing categories: you need to have a broad, general knowledge and if you don’t know something about your client’s business, you need to be able to research fast. Continue reading