the original kStyle blog.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I've been doing a fair amount of self-analysis and fact-finding in order to determine what sort of career would suit me--and make some money.

The upshot is, I have a more mature understanding of careers, myself, and job description lingo than I did when I was last intently job-searching; therefore, I'm becoming terribly excited about job descriptions that would have sounded completely dull to me six years ago.

I'm swooning over phrases such as: "to work collaboratively [work collaboratively!--dreamy sigh] with colleagues to develop projects"; "develop systems and processes"; "collaboratively develop content for and implement short courses"; "marketing of fund-raising initiatives"; "write and integrate"; "plan, organize, and implement".

See, at Day Job, I have no say. Here are the specs--make a book according to them! I like organizing stuff, but it looses all its juice when I have no voice and no creative control. I need to be allowed to innovate, collaborate, and integrate. My colleagues in my department are wonderful craftspeople of books. They enjoy the process of molding a project to its specifications, making it well. I am a different species, and I admire their work, but I will never love doing it myself.


Blogger Narya said...

I'm with you. It's useful to be able to earn a living (more or less) by following specs, but I, too, like a little creativity in the mix. I also think the ability to follow specs is useful in terms of creating specs for other people and for understanding the importance of processes and systems--which not everyone who likes the Creative part understands very well.

11:30 AM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Good point. It's nice to be able to bridge the Creative and Workmanship.

9:48 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home