When’s the last time you heard a guy give his two-week notice?
Over the last several months, I’ve heard countless stories of friends getting laid off. From every industry imaginable. Both of my friends that write DesignBoston with me were let go in the last few weeks (Joyce is on vacation in Aruba, so I don’t feel too bad for her). I even attended a pink slip party after one particularly rough week in early January.
Several of these people told me just be happy I have a job right now. Especially with one that is still making money (thank goodness for Big Pharma, huh).
So I feel I was going a bit against the grain (which reminds me of another “Bands That Help Brands” post, but I digress) when I decided now was the time to find a better opportunity.
After working in customer relations and post-sale account management for the past few years, I decided it was time to get back into true sales. Keeping business is important (It’s easier to keep an existing customer than to find a new one), but growing a business is more fun.
So, one night a few weeks ago, but not really expecting much, I sent out a tweet.
Surprisingly, several people replied (which proves, especially in a bad economy, companies are always looking for good sales people). I talked to a few of them, some more than others, and one in particular.
Which is why, this past Monday, I put in my notice at my current job.
As of February 23, I will be joining the team at FirstGiving. FirstGiving is a five-year old startup that helps charities raise money online via fundraising pages, blog widgets, a Facebook app and more. Sounds similar to what I do for charities with social media, huh?
As I’ve told anyone that’s asked, I’m excited. I look forward to working with Frank Days, David Karp and the rest of the FirstGiving team to help every non-profit possible get the full benefit of online fund raising.
First, Twitter got me Meg. Now, a job. What’ll Twitter give me next?