In case you haven’t heard, Fab You Bliss is hiring. Yay!
After recently bringing on an assistant editor, we are beyond thrilled at this growth. Ultimately the opportunity to add more creative people means we’ll be able to provide even more great content for our readers and continue following the plan I’ve had for FYB all along.
At this moment we have two positions available, a freelance writer and a social media marketing intern. The writer can be located anywhere, (preferably in the United States), as most of the work we will have you do can be completed remotely. Besides, with technology we know you’re only a Skype or Google Chat away.
The social media intern will be required to be in Ventura County, California, to work in our office so we can train you. Both positions are listed in detail on our Jobs page.
Also, we will be adding another position within the next few weeks, so be on the lookout!
This of course is exciting news for me as it means the business I built from nothing is ready to expand again, and I couldn’t be more pleased!
But with this happy news comes the sometimes not-so-fun process of reviewing applications and resumes. Since posting the positions yesterday, the flood of applications has been overwhelming. It’s another unexpected, yet much welcomed occurrence.
However, out of the 100 or so applications we’ve received so far, only a couple followed almost all of the instructions. Not to put anyone on the spot because I think there are a few potentials candidates so far, but not one applicant has sent us exactly what the application instructions ask.
The one or two missing elements are minor, but still…it leaves the door open for other applicants to gain an edge. And in a still recovering job market with loads of competition, I’m not sure why anyone would want to leave even the smallest possibility for that to happen. This is a note to anyone who hasn’t applied yet, I really am looking for applicants who can follow directions. Show me that you can!
Following rules is one of the most important keys to success, as is breaking them…when it’s appropriate. But applying for a job is not a rule breaking moment. Yet I’m constantly surprised at how many people could care less about following instructions. Even in some professional groups that I’m in, it’s crazy how members repeatedly refuse to follow what’s being asked of them.
A tip from me to you – whether you’re a blogger making your way in the ever-so-packed blogosphere or if you have or are looking for a career elsewhere – one of the biggest things you can do to set yourself apart is to follow instructions.
It really is quite simple. And in a world where so many don’t get it, add this element to your recipe for success and I promise you’ll never be sorry.
If you’re interested in applying for any of the jobs we have available, take a look at our Jobs page as we’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by!