What with the whole productivity thing, and my recent travels and desire to find the best fit for my particular talents, I (with help from my friends) have come up with a few ideas for career opportunities that clearly work for me. Part one of a series.
Paid Party Guest
Let’s face it, I’d be perfect for this. I am well traveled, speak several languages, am a good story teller, and have a good sense of humor. I will be able to intelligently discuss subjects as diverse as the perfect dhosa, Cassavetes, identity politics and home networking setups.
But how to get going with this profession? How do I get my first hire? Word of mouth? An ad on the internet? Perhaps I will put myself on eBay or Craigslist and let the bids roll in. I could include photos of myself in some smart party attire (covering a range from Nick and Nora to Stussy). Of course there will be links to this blog, CV, and references to complete the picture.
For each “assignment”, I’ll need to know a little about the attendees and perhaps brush up on a subject or two. And I’ll be completely honest with prospective clients about my level of expertise.
“You want me to talk about college football? Um, who gave you this number?”