Early on we’re lulled into a sense of false security. The idea is presented that if you work hard, achieve well academically, and show determination, you will of course find yourself in a good job.
Willing to work for free to prove yourself is a great little distinction. But it’s worthless by itself.
Finding a job is like having a job. It’s a tedious, demanding process that can sometimes drive you up a wall.
We’re searching for something fulfilling but in the end we wind up taking something stable and consistent.
Grabbing your luggage and scooting off whenever sounds really cool. But trust me, that’s all it is: “sounding cool”.
“I got a job at one of the top consumer goods companies in the country, did it for five years, and then left to get my MFA in screenwriting when I realized I spent every free minute watching movies and reading about how they’re made. And I’m in school now and I’ve never been happier and who knows if it will work out… but I’ll find out either way eventually, and I’ll never have to wonder.”
It makes me feel a bit sick to my stomach sometimes. It makes me feel disappointed in myself and guilty. Guilty because I was lucky enough to get an education – a good education – but I’m not using it.
You need to really drench yourself into your dream before achieving it.
Recently, I was forced to resign from a cupcake bakery in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.
You graduate with a pretty impressive resume, one you’re sure will land you a job. Only problem is you’re stuck between two conflicting mindsets. Are you looking for a job, or the job, the job that everyone wants?