Looking for a new opportunity

Josh S Peters

This photo is only moments old, and so is my shave.

This week marks the end of all my current consulting contracts as I prep for moving to jolly old California. This is the first time since I was 8 that I didn’t have a job (seriously, I’ve had a job since I was 8 years old at 29 I have 21 years in the work force). It’s kind of a creepy feeling living off of a savings account, but it’s necessary for making the move and that’s where you (my adoring public) come in.

I would love (some may say need) your help.

I have been consulting since 2007 and at times it can be lonely. I actually want to be part of a team (preferably as a manager or director but beggars can’t be choosers). It’s something I have been missing out on and would love to get back to. It’s one of those things that I feel I need right now for the progression of my career.

As you, my readers, might know, I am a published author, I have blogged all over the web, spoken to a variety of groups, and worked with Fortune 500 clients. I am now looking for a position that will take advantage of all that I have done and deliver new challenges that I can excel at. Additionally I want to go back to school to get my MBA and when you’re on your own, spare time is much harder to come by and your work day doesn’t last from 9-5, but from dawn till dark.

The position needs to be in California (preferably, but not necessarily, in the LA / Monrovia area) or be a remote position. I would like to work at an agency because working in this field for so long I have a ton of ideas that would help make an agency more remarkable but require a team to carry out. However, if the right corporate opportunity came along I definitely wouldn’t say no.

This is where I’m at, and this is where I ask sincerely of you my readers to spread this blog post and pass it on to anyone you know who is hiring for social media / internet marketing positions.

A HUGE thank you in advance. Below is my resume and link to my LinkedIn profile.

Thanks for reading & thanks for helping,
Josh “Shua” Peters

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  • http://www.theotherdrummer.com The Other Drummer

    Good luck to you. I'll keep my eyes and ears open. Safe travels.

    • http://www.shuaism.com Josh Peters

      Thank you. It's been nice knowing you.

  • Joe

    It's interesting because most people try to get out of the corporate world and you're trying to get in it! Unfortunately, I'm on the other side of the country and don't have any contacts in Cali.

    Good luck Josh!

    • http://www.shuaism.com Josh Peters

      I know, it's a little backwards, but it's something I feel I need at the moment. Something to bring a bit of structure and a new experience.

  • http://ariwriter.com Ari Herzog

    You want to get out of sole practitioner consulting because of why, again? Because you miss being on a team?

    Why the move to California? Whereabout?

    • http://www.shuaism.com Josh Peters

      I feel like there are certain aspects I'm missing out on that will make me more successful in the long run. Clients are getting a bit harder to come by, and I'm seeing a shift in the field that I think will really hurt the sole practitioner very soon.

      I do miss being on a team for several reasons. The main being that as a sole practitioner it's much harder to take on huge projects because then you have to hire on additional freelancers / agencies to handle aspects that I don't have skills in (like web design). On a team, typically, you have those resources and I've seen with some of my last clients how that makes a huge difference.

      At some point I might get back into the sole practitioner game, but as of right now, I really feel that I need the experiences and education that only comes from working in a day to day company environment. As for the move, I'm moving to Monrovia, CA which is just outside of LA

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