I Created My Own Job Description. You Can, Too.

30 July 2019

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I Created My Own Job Description. You Can, Too.

There are times when it’s frustrating to be a multipotentialite in a traditional work setting. We tend to crave variety and many times that means we want to get involved in projects outside our job description or department. In these moments, it can be challenging to articulate to our managers or mentors how our variety […]

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Is It Time to Monetize Your Hobby? Ask Yourself These 3 Basic Questions

14 May 2019

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Is It Time to Monetize Your Hobby? Ask Yourself These 3 Basic Questions

Money isn’t everything, but it can help you get from Point A to Point B. When I was a kid, Point A was begging my parents for Littlest Pet Shop toys, which they couldn’t afford because they were busy putting food on the table. Point B was having the entire playset, complete with carrying case, […]

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How to Break into a New Field… When You Don’t Have the “Years of Experience”

16 April 2019

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How to Break into a New Field… When You Don’t Have the “Years of Experience”

It’s Newbie Month here on Puttylike! During the month of April, we’re publishing articles about the joys and challenges of exploring new things. (YAY, EXPLORING NEW THINGS! #Multipotentialite)  ** “A bachelor’s degree in _____ or ______, with 1-2 years relevant experience in the field.” “A proven track record in ____ with a minimum of five years […]

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How Physics! Can Help You Find the Perfect Work-Life Balance

19 March 2019

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How Physics! Can Help You Find the Perfect Work-Life Balance

Last week, we explored the balance between work and play, and dug into some of the feelings and motivations that lead to an unhealthy balance. But what’s the end goal? What would a balanced life look like? And how we might rebalance it when it becomes skewed? Forget About Identity To even begin answering this […]

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

26 February 2019

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

“We desire your undivided passion. We want all of your focus. We expect you to give everything for the role and for our business.” This is from an actual job advertisement I came across recently. I was looking for part-time work to fit in alongside my existing projects, and it felt as if every other […]

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

5 February 2019

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

From my early- to mid-twenties I was a full-time technical writer who had big dreams of becoming a full-time freelance or creative writer someday. And I looked at my technical job as an asset, not a roadblock, to that dream. My plan was to freelance in my spare time, then save enough money until I […]

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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

16 July 2018

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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

I loathe writing resumes. Everything about it bothers me: the tediousness, the constricting feeling, the frustration of not being able to express myself… It’s a truly awful way to spend time. I’m comforted that I’m not alone in this hatred for resumes. I’ve heard many multipotentialites complain that it’s a tremendous point of pain for […]

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

9 April 2018

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

When I’m writing for Puttylike, in the back of my mind I carry two principles which I hope help me to share something of value to the community. First, I try not to talk about myself too much (after all, this isn’t a personal blog!) and I aim to have an answer – even an […]

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