Something exciting happened while I was at Hambidge: I got a job!
And it’s in D.C. That means I’m moving to the District! Really soon. As in, this weekend.
Starting next week, I’ll be working for U.S. News & World Report, covering careers and job search. The position is a super fit for my skills; it includes reporting, blogging, editing and social media. And what hotter topic is there right now than the job market? I'm psyched!
Know what helped me get the job? A blog post I wrote on using social media for your job hunt. Yet another reason why anyone who wants to be someone should have a blog. For job-seekers, a blog is a great way to showcase your skills.
My new boss also noticed a video I posted here a few months ago of me talking to you all, because my position will include some on-camera responsibilities. You judged me on that? I wanted to say. But it just goes to show that we should never post anything that's less than quality, because people are, indeed, judging us on our blogs.
What does this mean for The Traveling Writer and Socialexis? I'll try my best to continue posting here regularly. And while I'm giving up a few social media clients, I'll still be ghost-tweeting and blog coaching and consulting on the side, largely because I enjoy it.
As for my book, luckily I'm at the point where the bulk of the work is complete, since I finished revising my manuscript last week. I'll surely face more revisions along the way, but I'll have to do them in the evenings and on weekends. Which will put me in the same boat as most of the writers on this planet, right?
DC, here I come!
Coming Thursday: 13 tips for job-hunters, from someone who's been there
24 Replies to “News flash: I’m moving to DC!”
Congratulations, Alexis! And good luck. Looking forward to updates on this exciting new development. Go for it!
I checked out the US News careers page and — it rocks! I’m definitely going to have to tune in more often! 🙂
And congrats, US News, on hiring such a spectacular reporter!
Thanks, AJ — They do a good job! And an even better job starting Monday 🙂
OMG, congrats!!!!!!!! How exciting. I LOVE DC!
Congratulations, Alexis! All the best for your move and your new job!
Congratulations! That is fantastic news!
That’s excellent–both the job, of course, and finishing the manuscript revisions! Congrats!
You’ve worked really hard with this blog, etc. & certainly deserve this success. Congratulations!
That is such exciting news Alexis. Congratulations. Now I’ll have to check out that magazine, which is not one I’ve read in the past. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do.
Now that’s what I call being ready when opportunity knocks. Very cool. I’m happy for you.
Congrats from a fellow Albanian who has been watching your journey.
I love when lurkers leave comments! Thanks for following along 🙂
Congratulations! That sounds like an awesome job. 🙂
Congratulations, Lexi. What a confirmation of all your talents and hard work. I’m so glad you’ll be close by, and look forward to the next phase of your journey.
Congrats darling! I can’t wait to read your articles!
I sincerely hope you’ll still keep doing what you do over here though- one of my favorite blogs!
Congrats Alexis, that’s great news. What a thrill, to find a job that slots so neatly with your current passions!! All the best with the move.
Congratulations, Lexi! That is super exciting news. I’m so happy for you and think it’s awesome that you found a job that is such a good fit for you (not to mention, it’s fantastic that your blogging actually helped you score the position). Awesome! 🙂
Congratulations, Alexis–this is very exciting news! I love the job hunting industry–it was hard for me to leave it and perhaps someday I will return to it. Best of luck to you! I’m sure you will do a fantastic job!
Congratulations Alexis! This is sweet news indeed.
Congrats! You’ll be great at this job!
FANTASTIC! Good things come to those who keep working their butts off. I can’t tell you how happy this post made me. I let out a little gasp the moment I started reading it.
Good luck, Lexi. This position sounds amazing!
Congratulations! This sounds like an awesome job, and D.C. is a fun city. It also sounds like your timing worked out so well. Yay!
-a longtime lurker