We The ‘Bistro: Myths Of The Job Hunt: Debunked

We do love our “We the ‘Bistro” blog over on Posterous. (If you haven’t been reading it, do check it out!) Just a couple days ago, Boston-based copywriter Anya Weber posted about how she found a job and what she did that worked for her. Some of the things she found run contrary to popular opinion, so read on:

The Internet Says: There is no such thing as a full-time job any more. In the future, we will all be freelancers, contractors, and part-timers, and most of us will be working from home….Poppycock. I can only speak for my own search and my own profession (copywriting and editing), but of the 13 jobs I interviewed for, 10 were full-time positions, in house at a company, school, or other organization.

Other takeaways: networking isn’t the only way to get a job, and working for free isn’t all bad.

We caution that the plural of anecdote is not evidence, but at worst, it’s a good reminder that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to job hunting.