Just recently I’ve decided to begin looking for work on freelancer.com. It’s a freelancer website (obviously) where you can signup and market yourself to potential employers and just about anybody who needs something done.
The range of services you can offer/find range quite wide. Pretty much everything from writing/blogging, web development/design, graphic design, video editing, SEO marketing, etc. The list just goes on.
Anyway, the reason why I’m telling you this right now is because earlier this morning, I submitted a bid on a project that interested me. And part of the bid proposal was that a mandatory writing sample be included in your application.
“…You are just starting to search your first apartment. The blog should be about your experience while searching and finally getting. You are about to graduate from college and are moving to a new city. Or you may have been living with two older roommates (a/k/a your parents!) for a while, and have finally saved enough to leave the nest...”
Which I found to be interesting because I am a recent grad who is in a similar situation and can relate.
Also, here is my response/sample:
“…As a recent graduate, you may find yourself in quite an interesting situation. You have been offered a ‘good’ job, but will need to relocate!
The thought of moving to a new city in which you have only a minimal understanding of the local culture and infrastructure can be intimidating to even the most ambitious young professionals.
So how do you do it? How do you find the “right” place to live?
The answer is actually surprisingly easy!
Take a quick visit there prior to your arranged start date, and explore the place. Walk around, take in the sights, sounds, and smells. Get a feel for the kind of people who will be your neighbors soon. Ask around to anyone who’s willing to offer some advice. You’d be surprised how many people would gladly share their opinion.
Maybe it’s the hotel receptionist that you checked in with, or the server at your first restaurant. Even a bartender at the designated alumni bar of your of college can help. Don’t be afraid to reach out to strangers.
Once you’ve accomplished this, you should have at least gotten your compass oriented in the right direction. And after that it’s just a matter of doing the proper research to find a place within your budget.
I realize it’s a little short, but that was the client’s request. Also, it’s not quite as polished as I’d hoped to be, but come on! Cut me some slack here guys, I literally just woke up, checked the website, saw this, and wrote it all off the top of my head with minimal editing.
So long story, short I hope get an offer from the client.
Lastly, here are the links to both freelancer.com and the exact project description/proposal:
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Until next time,