On Friday, I read this message on a hobby board I frequent...
SCP Auctions, the leading auctioneer and private seller of important sports memorabilia and cards, is seeking a motivated, organized and experienced individual to fill the full-time position of Auction Cataloguer. Primary responsibilities will include receiving, organizing and sorting cards and memorabilia for lotting, lot entry into auction program and writing lot descriptions for catalogs. This is a great opportunity to become an integral part of a small, but highly productive organization that is among the most accomplished and respected companies in an exciting sports-centric field. Compensation package, including benefits, based on experience.
Please forward your resume to (email address redacted).
I immediately sent in my resume. This looks like something where I'd be an ideal candidate. I've been in the hobby since 1978. I've been studying the history of the hobby since 1983. I wrote a hobby booklet and am threatening to write another (in fact, it should be about finished). I've been writing hobby-related stuff for over 10 years (including these magazine articles). I've attended several Nationals in that span of time as well. I've been writing this blog for more than two years on a regular basis, plus another card-related blog...and I've been on time with those posts for the entire time I've written them. Not only that, but I'm a member of several hobby-related groups. If I don't know what something is, I can find out pretty quickly. I'm also the vintage guy at Cardboard Connection, writing set-related content there.
If they need somebody who knows the hobby, I have that. If they need somebody who isn't going to get confused by the difference between a T206, an M116 and and an E95 because they all share a white border...I am that guy. If they need an organization guy...I've been sorting cards since 1978. If they need a decent communicator...I have a Bachelors' Degree in Communication and a military background as a communications specialist. The description above describes me in detail, and I am dead serious that I can fill that job more than capably.
And here's the reason I'm writing this...this hobby is big, but it's small enough that I'm hoping that some of my readers have contact with Dan Imler over at SCP, or SCP's President David Kohler...or any of SCP's other heads, and might drop them an email and let them know they don't need to search far to find the person who can fill the position they're looking to fill. I'm available to relocate if necessary (no family issues, no house to get out from under, no issues with competitors that might create problems).
I've learned over the past couple of years that stuff drops through the cracks when it comes to submitting resumes...and this time, I want to do my best to make sure mine doesn't get misplaced so easily. So, if anybody has the ability to help me reach them, I'd really appreciate it.