Posts Tagged with "work"

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

Tuesday, July 30, 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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A Mid-Year Check-In from Emilie: People, Projects, and Life

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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A Mid-Year Check-In from Emilie: People, Projects, and Life

Hey guys, It’s Emilie. So, it’s been a minute since I’ve written a real article here on Puttylike. Life has been a bit of a roller coaster these last few months. I’m okay. I do miss writing to you though, so I thought I’d share an update. This has been a summer of highs and […]

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Feel All The Feels with Tim Manley, Multipotentialite

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Feel All The Feels with Tim Manley, Multipotentialite

You know that rare feeling when you meet someone and instantly think: “This is destiny… We are meant to be friends”? That’s how I felt in 2007, when I moved into a Brooklyn apartment for the summer and met my roommate, Tim Manley. Tim’s an illustrator, writer, storyteller, educator, actor, performer, genius GIF maker, and […]

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

Tuesday, April 16, 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

Tuesday, March 19, 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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5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects

“We should do a podcast.” “I want to start teaching.” Googles “photography as a side hustle” “Should we write a script together?” Readers, this is how I get into trouble.  There’s so much to do in life and I take massive, mouth-watering bites of it. Later, I realize I’ve bitten off more than I can […]

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

Tuesday, February 26, 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.

Tuesday, February 5, 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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