Guess who has a big kid job?!?
Guess who has a big kid job?!?
The most exciting news in my life by far, is my recent employment. I have never been more proud of myself and my accomplishments than last Tuesday when I accepted a position at the largest (essentially only) advertising agency in Fairbanks, Alaska. The search for a job in my field began the second I stepped off the plane and I had just reached the three week mark when I got a call from the owner to come in for an informal interview. It was fate. Literally. I’d sent my resume the first week I’d arrived after searching out all the PR/advertising/marketing services in Fairbanks and at the time, they were not hiring.
Fast forward two weeks and one of their employees had accepted a position at another company and BAM! There I was with an amazing opportunity that in almost any other circumstance would be unavailable to an entry-level graduate, but they were willing to teach and I was SO eager to learn. I am still immensely excited to learn every piece of information and knowledge they have to share. This is my dream job for being right out of college. DREAM JOB.
I know I’m no professional job lander, but I’ve had some awesome success (and some disappointing letdowns) in the past couple years since I discovered what career path was right for me. My best advice for someone searching for an internship/job right now is:
1) To have patience. Landing a job won’t happen overnight. It takes time.
2) Speaking of time, timing is EVERYTHING. You could be perfect for a company that just isn’t hiring right now. Don’t burn bridges, lose hope, or stop networking. Something could come up later.
3) Companies can tell if you’re just applying to jobs to apply (guilty). I had an interview for a secretarial position where I was left stumped when they asked me why I wanted to be a secretary in their office. I did want it! But not for the right reasons. Apply to jobs you actually care about.
4) Sending your resumes to companies you admire even if they’re not hiring is worth it. Send along a note that addresses what makes you want to work for this company and ask if they’d keep your resume on hand. Your resume may just be there next option when an employee leaves…
Employment is good. Employment in a position that I’m passionate about and am eager to learn and gain experience is great.
In other Alaska related news, the husband man has been on a military-sponsored fishing trip the last few days in Seward, AK. He reported back today that he’d caught halibut, salmon, and cod. I’m drooling. I love fish, but I especially love seafood. Fresh caught seafood right out of the ocean and on its way to my kitchen and my tummy tomorrow night…
I hope the husband has that many fish. No complaints if our freezer is full of fish for the next two or so years we’re here. Now he is
extremely somewhat picky when it comes to eating seafood so the big question for my fellow bloggers is:
Hope everyone is staying cool! Feel free to come to Fairbanks if you’re not. We’re rocking the high 60’s, low 70’s this week.
“Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone else here and don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks.”
– Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)