I’ve spent the better part of the morning taking tests that make me feel like that lovely university diploma on my wall would be better suited as a coffee table coaster.
not really … but that sounded funny in my head.
as I’m attempting to try my hand at online freelancing, I’m also taking a bunch of “Qualification Tests” that might allow me to bid for higher-paying jobs and/or be sought after by the clients themselves.
the maternal parental unit — who today suggested that I attempt to get a job in the world of TV broadcast operations (what the?) — is home from work, so I figured it’d be as good a day as any to take said tests … and make sure she knew I was doing so. point to Gryffindor!
so far, there’s only one test (of the 3 I’ve taken this morning) that I’ve “hidden” from view of future potential clients; shockingly, it’s the “Internet Marketing” test, which I thought I’d ace considering I scored in the top 20 percentile on the “Social Media Marketing” test. no dice. but I can take it again in a month (?) and hopefully I’ll score a bit higher. I also scored pretty high on the AP Stylebook test, despite never having actually studied the damn thing and “learning by doing” when I was at my last full-time gig.
the only other news — or lack thereof — is that I still haven’t heard back from the company where I interviewed last week. not sure how I feel about that yet, but I could still get a call. stranger things, etc. in the meantime, I take these tests and expand my LinkedIn connections and try to make folks laugh at rehearsal and generally keep all manner of good thoughts.