Monday, February 15, 2010

The Scary Plunge into Job Hunting

Happy February, everyone. After that epic storm we had last week, Verizon finally came around to fixing my internet access. I got my wireless back! (High Five!) Now, I can share my ~job hunt~ experience with everyone!

In the beginning of the year, I made it a point to excel in my career. I will admit that I did get comfortable once I picked up my diploma. I fell into the "eh..I'm done" sandtrap a lot of post-grads fall into. I had my degree and my job. But, as my generation is so known for, I wanted more! I felt that I had done everything that I could do at my former job. It was a great job that gave me excellent skills and experience. I just felt it was time for me to test out the waters in other industries.

I interned and worked in Entertainment for almost a year. It was fantastic. I got to meet and even assist in managing musical artists. I even got to travel around the Caribbean. All that was great. The only tough part were the hours. Sunrise to sunset, pretty much. Since I'm planning on going to Graduate School, I felt that I HAD to find something a little more 9-5 without so much traveling.

Hence, I gave in my two weeks in mid-January.

Two weeks later, I started at my new job. Steady hours, good pay, and coverage! The best thing is that its a 5 minute bus ride from my house. How's that for hitting the jackpot!

I can contribute my easy find to a couple of factors. I'll be dedicating the next couple of posts to some key components to job hunt success. I'm not saying I'm a pro but I did take the points given at Berkeley and applied them to real life.

It'll be a Wednesday thing. Tomorrow, except the first post: Online Clean-Up. All about making your google-ability squeaky clean.


Anonymous said...

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