OMG - I just applied for a writing job

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  1. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    It was an online writing job, for the Examiner.com based in Milwaukee (?)  I am soooo nervous about this.  Besides HubPages, which was easy to get into, this will be the first writing job I have applied for!  First I had to explain why I felt qualified to write on the subject, then I had to include the URL for an online writing sample containing the subject matter I was applying for - all I had was a poem!  Then I had to write a 200-300 word sample - that wasn't a problem, but it took about an hour.  Then I had to write my own bio! 

    I am sooo nervous...oh yeah, I already mentioned that.  lol
    Anyway, I applied with my real name but used my online name in the bio - cuz that's the name I want to be published with.  Do you think they will understand?  There wasn't anywhere for me to explain....

    1. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is fantastic and I think everyone here wants to support you.  Go for it babes... rich for the stars and you will achieve!

      1. Rafini profile image85
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile  thanks, you all help me feel good about my decision to write  smile

    2. Sage Williams profile image61
      Sage Williamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations and Good Luck to you!

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      God Bless to you rafini, GO, GO, I pray you get that job!

      1. Rafini profile image85
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, prettydarkhorse, but I didn't get it.  Maybe next time. smile

  2. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Okay Rafini BREATH!!! BREATH!!! You'll be okay. I am sure that they will understand what name you want to be published as and if not just explain it to them smile

    Keep us posted!

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile  I'm breathing again, thanks for the reassurance.  I will let everyone know when I find out.  smile

  3. ThoughtfulSpot profile image68
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    Good luck Rafini! Crazd is right... You need to breathe! lol

    Very exciting stuff though, hope it all works out.

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm still breathing   lol
      but the heart is running fast!  yikes

  4. K Partin profile image57
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    Hey way to go. good luck my friend! Hope you get the job. Keep us informed will you? smile

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sure thing  smile

  5. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    You will find a lot of Hubbers are also examiners

    Hubpages and the examiner

    Im an examiner too!

    The application process was completed really quickly on their end


    good luck im sure youll make it considering your level of work here

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  smile


      Yeah, they said the application process could take 2 weeks, so I have some time to calm down.  lol

        Other hubbers are examiners?   Cool!  I'm gonna check the link in a minute.  Thanks, again!

  6. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Thanks everybody.  I just never thought I would actually ever get to this point, ya know?  I am almost giddy with excitement, anticipation, fear, and just plain old thrilled to maybe be able to earn a living writing!

    BTW - is it another site like hubpages, or more like an actual online newspaper?  I saw the 'ad' in an email for writers jobs and just followed the link.

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no...its not really all that similar to hubpages, it has mor ein common with associated content, but due to the application process and editorial review it is  a more reputable source for your own writing portfolio/resume etc.

      1. Rafini profile image85
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        thanks sunforged - i'm going to look at it as gaining more experience.  smile  That is how I look at hubpages, getting my feet wet.   It will be interesting to have an editorial review, a new experience  smile

  7. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    i think a forum search will show more of the hubbers that are examiners too, plus the comments at that hub.

    Remember you are paid via impressions at examiner, so alll the tricks that arent that great for adsense and referral sales are worthwhile there.

    twitter, social traffic, forum posting (relevant)  and incorporating your topic with recent (rankable) trends

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      what do you mean by: incorporating your topic with recent (rankable) trends.?

  8. RainySunshine profile image56
    RainySunshineposted 8 years ago

    I wish you good luck, Rafini!

  9. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    groovy! i was going to do that but i thought you had to use your real name, so i turned them down. yikes

    1. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well... if anyone can do it, you can hon!

    2. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You mean Cosette isn't your real name? sad

  10. Lynda Gary profile image54
    Lynda Garyposted 8 years ago

    Yeah ... I'm interested in this, too, but lack your passion and eagerness. LOL.

    I applied yesterday morning and just (literally) got my acceptance email.  That's why I searched the forums for this topic, to see what others are saying.

    Looks interesting.  Yet one more thing to figure out, though, in terms of ranking, etc.  Just when I was started to get a (small) handle on HP...

  11. profile image0
    Michael E. Hortonposted 8 years ago

    Isn't isn't a word, congratulate the man for his accomplishment.

  12. profile image0
    Michael E. Hortonposted 8 years ago

    I did not know that you are a woman. Congratulations in everything you do in life.

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol   smile   you found out quickly, I see.

      thank you

  13. Falsor Wing profile image78
    Falsor Wingposted 8 years ago

    I am  applying to be an examiner as well. At the moment I have sort of frozen up on writing their 200-300 words I think I have performance anxiety. I wish you luck. Hearing someone else is nervous makes me feel better. My thanks for your unintentional moral support.

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No prob.  lol

  14. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Well, I didn't get it. sad
    I think the reason is because I didn't have the right kind of writing sample (all I had was a poem)...or maybe they didn't need anyone for the topic I chose or something.  Oh, well.  I'll just have to keep trying, I guess.
    Thanks, everyone, for your support. smile

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    its ok, next time again, trr and try with other sites

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile Thanks.  Will do. smile

 
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