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 9 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 months at the beginning of the year. I was waiting on the right opportunity to come along. When that didn’t happen (as well as the The Price Is Right money running out) I started looking for any type of work. I eventually started working 2 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 items 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 10am 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 call backs 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 very good 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.
How has your October been? Has anything unexpectedly well happen?