Adventures in Job Hunting: Updates!
- I got my first five-star rating on a sourcing job this weekend. That felt really, really good. Of course, the next job I was assigned was one I couldn’t figure out, so I had to release it, and that didn’t feel great. I love being able to read what other analysts are thinking and doing, and I especially love all the examples of five-star work available on the dashboard. I feel like I’m catching on. I think it’s reasonable to expect I could take a sourcing job 3 – 5 times a week before bed, and while that’s not a ton of money, it’s not bad, especially since the work feels so good.
- I haven’t qualified for another test since my first one, which is pretty disheartening, but it still doesn’t seem like a bad side gig. I tried applying for TryMyUI, but my oldest decided to have a post-bedtime meltdown about five minutes into my attempt, so I had to stop and go help her, effectively failing my test. It looked pretty comparable to UserTesting for anyone else interested.
- I failed the third part of the exam. I knew I’d failed it by the second question in the third part, so I just did my best from there, but it wasn’t enough. On the plus side, I do have the chance to re-take it, so I think I will simply because I’ve already invested several weeks into getting this side gig so I’d like to exhaust all of my chances before I give up.
- I’ve been busy, so I haven’t done as well as I’d have liked. A lot of the HITs this week seemed way out of scope, but there have been a few fun ones, so the work I have done has been engaging and rewarding. I think it’s reasonable to assume I’ll be able to earn enough to make a minimum credit card payment, which is certainly nothing to dismiss easily.
The husband, of course, has had much better luck with Uber and Lyft. Just a few hours a night and he’s earned about $500 over the last two weeks.