I felt scattered as I applied to countless places. There were some jobs that I really wanted- like writing for a famous food website or being a playwriting assistant for an upcoming drama company. There were some jobs I was disappointed I didn’t have enough experience for. I naively thought that a convincing cover letter demonstrating my verve of jumping out of my comfort zone would help me secure a job. But jobs aren’t as flexible as college.
I had a wisdom tooth extracted two years ago. It was a peaceful part of my jaw till it started troubling me unexpectedly with mild pain. I tried living with it, but I couldn’t and marched off to get it taken out. My mouth was numb for a while and even when everything was back to normal, my tongue would reflexively reach out for the empty part the tooth once occupied. My reflex annoyed me and I thought it would just become a habit. To my surprise, I quickly forgot about it.
The sky was a bright bubble gum color, it blew snow at us like darts. The desolate streets were packed with locked up warehouses. There was not a soul in sight and we could see the silhouettes of Manhattan skyscrapers in the distance. There was thick slush on the streets- brown snow that was nearly melting. When the piercing darts forced me to look down, I could see part of my face in the slush. The ghostly moonlight reflected off it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".