Hi everyone! I want to take a second to thank all of y’all for reading this, for your kind words, you encouragement and your advice. I’ve been saving your comments for those moments when I’m feeling a bit hopeless, or frustrated and it’s been such a help! For those of you just now tuning in, thanks for being here! This series is a (sometimes) weekly post detailing my journey through a career change and moving to New York City where I discuss the good, the bad, the ugly and any little successes along the way. If you want to read from the beginning start here.
Job searching is hard. Really hard. Even when you’re not making a major career change or hunting in a really saturated job market. I spent every day of the past few months looking a postings, applying to jobs, and refreshing my email about 500 times a day. I read a lot of inspiring stories about career changes, none shed any light on the reality. A lot of days I received more rejection emails than I did phone screening requests. Frequently, phone interviews were canceled even though I planned my day around them. Then there’s the take home assignments, you spend hours perfecting a pitch or campaign proposal only to not get the job.
None of this is to say it’s not worth it, only to be transparent. You spend 40 or 50+ hours a week at work. Enjoying that is SO important. For this week’s update just hit read more and continue following along with me!
If you’re following me on Instagram, I hinted last night that I have major news to share (if not, click here to follow me!). After about three dozen phone interviews, several in person interviews and a couple of job offers, I’ve finally been offered and accepted a position at a major ad agency!
The scariest thing about changing careers is not knowing if you’ll be able to secure a job in another field. Especially without a degree in that field. If you’re really excited about that field, truly, genuinely excited about it, go for it. That enthusiasm will show in your interviews. I never once got turned down for a job, because they didn’t think this is what I REALLY wanted. That same enthusiasm landed me more than one offer to choose from, coupled with A LOT of hard work.
Next week I’ll be talking about my tips from switching careers! Have any of y’all ever made a career change, and if so, why?