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4 Ways to Get the Job You Want

The process of landing a new job is enough to trigger multiple anxiety attacks. Mix that with a lack of experience (hello recent/upcoming graduates!) and you might be left wondering how you’ll ever get a job.

Of course you need to make sure that your resume is perfect! I’ve given free pointers on what to and what not to do here and here. Once you convince the recruiter on paper, the next step is to impress them in person. Here’s how to do it. Continue Reading

Work With Me

So you want to work together? Awesome, I’d love to!

I’ve been expressing myself through literature since I was a lad. Now, as a published writer, I know what it takes to increase your influence. When we work together, you won’t get a “one size fits all” plan for your project. We’ll go over where you are, where you want to be and all the little steps that have to be taken in between. Here’s how I can help you reach your goals…

For Individuals & Bloggers

Freelance writing: Got a presentation coming up and have no idea what you’re going to say? Does your resume need a refresher? Do you need honest feedback and editing for your book? That’s what I’m here for! Find a full list of my services here.

Creative coaching: Has your book or blog come to a screeching halt? Need some direction in bringing the spark back? I can help with that.

If you need a professional writer for anything at all, let’s chat. I’d be happy to help. Shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to go over your specific needs.

For Businesses & Brands

Sponsored posts: working with brands is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do. If you’re interested in partnering with me to boost your online presence, I’d love to know more about your product or service! Send me an email and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

For more insight on The Quirk Life, feel free to snag my latest Media Kit here.

Product Reviews

All reviews are based on my personal opinion. I share these to help my supporters find new products and services that they might enjoy. I love to promote small businesses, especially those that bring something unique to the marketplace.

I also enjoy all forms of art – indie music, jewelry, painting…the creative expressions are endless. So, if you have a project that you’re working on let’s chat about it.

I will only produce reviews that are based on my own personal opinion 100%. If I test a product or service for you and do not absolutely love it, I will contact you before posting a review.

If you would like me to review a product or service feel free to email me!

Let’s build together…


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Looking forward to working together!

About Candace

About Candace!

Well hello there! I’m Candace McGee, the face behind every post you see here at TQL. I can mix up words on a page until I die. Then I’ll continue doing it in Heaven! OK – slightly dramatic, but that’s how passionate I am about writing. After a series of layoffs I decided to send my fears packing and rededicated myself to my true love – literature.

When a story is told, some people just hear it. I, on the other hand internalize it. Each aspect temporarily becomes a part of me. This is why I do what I do – because it’s who I am. I believe that words have the power to change your life! And this is why I choose to share my gift with you: to entertain, provoke, encourage, inspire and to help you grow your business.

When I’m not putting the pen to the pad these are things that I enjoy…

  • Pretending I can sing
  • Pretending I can rap
  • Cardio
  • Ice cream

A Bit More About Candace…

Even though I’m not a celebrity I like to pretend that I am sometimes so…interview!

  • Who are you?

A quirky girl since birth, I have been called “weird” all my life – as if it’s a bad thing. Growing up, instead of daydreaming about my wedding day, I played baseball outside and stumbled around the house “drunk” from Coca-Cola. Fortunately, I outgrew such things and tapped into real passions – reading and writing. These have been my best forms of self-expression for more than 20 years. From this passion, my freelance business and The Quirk Life were birthed.

  • What do you do?

Simplest explanation – I write and edit. I’ve worked for other companies and you know what I got? Layoff after layoff. I knew there was something else for me to do! 9-5 isn’t for me. So I made my own path. Outside of running this blog I’m a freelance writer and editor. I help individuals and companies communicate better. What an honor it is to do what I love! If you’re interested in working together or seeing my resume, email me. You can also go here for a list of my most requested services and here for more information on how I can help you.

  • Why’d you start blogging?

I talked about this briefly here. Basically I needed an outlet. Writing for other magazines and publications wasn’t enough. I needed to say what I wanted to say when I wanted to say it and I wanted to touch someone’s life in the process. I felt passionate about this!

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Adult answer: running my business full time with no huge debt and the freedom to travel as much as I want.
Not so adult answer: lbs heavier from eating pints of ice cream, with a book collection that I don’t have enough space for, owning a dog that can fetch the TV remote – you know, normal stuff.

Where to go next…

Career Help
“The One Page Resume”
“How to Write a Bio People Want to Read”
“4 Ways to Get the Job You Want”
“6 Resume Mistakes to Avoid”
“4 Ways to Boost Your Resume Now!”

Personal Stories
“Why I Kicked Out the Vacuum Salesman”
“That Time I Almost Lost My Life”

“I Gave Birth Last Week”
“Candace’s Top 10 Pet Peeves”
“Why I Don’t Talk About My Love Life Online”

“Protein Sources Besides Meat”
“6 Ways to Self Sabotage” (and how to cut it out)
“Weekend Pick Me Ups”
“That Time I Was a Nurse for a Day”
“Mid Week Mental Boosters”

“I Can’t Date You…Because I Hate the Way You Type”
“5 Things About Online Dating”
“Why It’s Good to be Single at a Wedding”
“10 Things More Important than Choosing a Sexual Partner”

All in Fun
“Why Plus Sized Women ROCK!”
“Why Homebodies Are Winning”
“10 Most Recent Camera Roll Pics”
“Decorating on the Dime”
“11 Hacks to LOOK Like a Better Friend”

It does my heart good to connect with my supporters through Twitter and Instagram. You can reach me through email and please – if you run into me in public and can get over how awkward I am, introduce yourself. I absolutely love meeting new people!

The Quirk Life Blog

The Quirk Life Blog