Some time ago, my brother told me that the reason I wasn’t getting interviews is because I wasn’t thinking outside the box in terms of what sorts of jobs for which I would apply.
I sent him this message on September 14, 2012:
You e-mailed me some time back accusing me of not thinking outside the box in terms of my job applications. I have applied for over 700 jobs since I was fired at the beginning of May. Here are some of the job titles to which I’ve applied over the past few weeks alone, many with multiple like examples:CopywriterE-Mail Marketing AssociateAdministrative Assistant/Office CoordinatorAdvertising CopywriterDigital CopywriterCopy Production EditorMarketing Copywriter and EditorMarketing AssociateAdministrative AssistantAssistant EditorWeb DesignerWebcasterPR SpecialistWriter-EditorMedia PlannerRoadshow CoordinatorCampaign Channel Marketing ManagerExecutive AssistantPR Account ExecutiveEvent CoordinatorStrategic EditorContract RecruiterDocumentation EditorDeputy Food EditorMedical Writing SpecialistCommunity Relations CoordinatorEditorMedia/Public Relations ManagerTechnical WriterContent SpecialistEditorial Assistant-BooksProducer/EditorPersonal AssistantLegal SecretaryAdministrative AnalystFront Desk CoordinatorJr. Office ManagerExecutive AssistantBank TellerReceptionistCustomer Service RepresentativeCopy OperatorGeneral Office AssociateMedical SecretaryOffice ManagerBilling CoordinatorFront Desk/Junior AdminRecords ClerkOffice AssistantData Entry Operator/SpecialistProject ManagerAssistant ManagerEmployee and Relations ManagerJunior Assistant Registrar for Art GalleryCampus Recruiting CoordinatorDigital ResearcherFront Desk AdministratorAdvertising Sales Account ManagerJr. Executive AssistantNational Account CoordinatorSenior Fashion EditorDigital Media CopywriterContent EditorAssignment Editor/News ProducerDesk ConciergeRecruiter (Entry Level)Paralegal/Legal AssistantProduction Coordinator/SchedulerPublic Relations ManagerMarketing ManagerCommunications ManagerProposal Writer/SpecialistCreative DirectorDeputy Entertainment EditorContributing WriterMedical ReceptionistDistribution Center AssociateTraining CoordinatorMiddle and Back Office RolesHelp Desk AssociateDirector of Public RelationsEditorial Assistant, JournalsCampaign AnalystNannyJr. Media PlannerPresentation OperatorResearch EditorSpecimen Accesioner/Data EntrySenior Medical WriterProduct Specialist (Biology)Regulatory AssociateBusiness AnalystMedia BuyerLibrarianDocument ReviewerInternal Communications ManagerAssistant Technical WriterLegal RecruiterDocumentation/Label SpecialistSocial Media Marketing AssociateDirector of Event MarketingAuto Service WriterCourt ResearcherSupervisor of Print ProductionJunior Graphic Designer
Global Creative Services CoordinatorPR/Marketing SpecialistTo what other sorts of jobs should I be applying?