On my previous post titled 31 Life Tips, my last tip was “Never Give Up.” After seriously looking for full-time employment since February, I start a new job the 1st week of November. I never gave up looking even though I could have. Happy is an understatement.
I didn’t think that it would take nearly nine months to find another full-time gig. It did though. The process made me a better person. A few things happened during that time.
I didn’t work for a couple of months at the beginning of the year. I was waiting for the right opportunity to come along. When that didn’t happen (as well as The Price Is Right money running out), I started looking for any type of work. I eventually started working two part-time jobs in April. I was able to survive, but I had to pause my debt repayment plan.
I also actively started selling items on eBay and realized that I liked doing so. I had sold some things in the past and had decent success. I’ve noticed that shoes and sports-related items sell really well for me. The money from those sales continues to come in handy.
During the months I didn’t work, I went from being bored and watching useless TV to utilizing my time wisely. Instead of watching TV from 10 am until whenever I started to read more and put a lot more time into this website. I also realized that when I become a full-time entrepreneur and have the days to do whatever, I now know that I will be disciplined enough to get the work done.
I also learned that you should really tailor your resume and cover letter for EVERY position. For a while, I was sending generic resumes out. The only callbacks that I was getting were from companies like Vector Marketing smh. I also worked on my interview skills by using more eye contact and being confident, but not cocky while talking to the interviewers. I also made sure that I researched the companies and asked some outstanding questions at the end of the interviews.
October was also good because I found my first client. I am helping a small company with some social media projects.