*if you dont want to read all this just scroll to the end to get the long story short version*
Over the last year, I have felt very insecure about my professional future. I didn’t know what I was going to do once I graduated college. Sure you can sit back and not worry about anything and let things go as they go…but come on, no body got time for that! I wanted a plan to go by. I wanted a job lined up after graduation. I wanted money. a new man. a new car. everything lol. so what did i do? I started applying to jobs…10 months before i graduated. why? well like i said, i wanted a job lined up after graduation and i wanted money. I figured, well if i start applying now, ill have a job right after. UM YEAH NOT THAT EASY. Sure I got interviews, but that’s all I got. I literally went to 20 companies and they all told me no…shit, some didn’t even bother. A couple months ago, I also had a really long interview process with AT&T corporate for a sales position.I knew I had it in the bag….but when I got to the last interview, they asked me to do a case study and i completely screwed ALLLLLL the way up and lost an awesome opportunity. it’s really discouraging and at one point i was like screw this crap and stopped applying for jobs.
Well fast forward a little bit, i graduated (its still weird to know i have a real degree) and still, i had nothing, no plan, no job, no man, NADA. i did have my job at the bank, but i mean that’s no where near to what i want to do. so essentially i had two choices: 1. get a 1 year lease, stay in college station, turnup, make & save some money then move to Austin OR 2. move back home, save money, pay no bills, but live with my parents who drive me insane…….well duh i picked the 1st option lol.
Well, here i am 4 months into my lease, 4 months of working full time, 4 months of not being a student anymore, 4 months of working a job that im starting to hate. (I ALSO FOUND MY FIRST GRAY HAIR, i want to say it’s due to the stress of my job). so yeah, 4 months of boring routine adult gray haired life.
So here’s my turning point, if you’re even still reading. One day, like literally 3 or 4 weeks ago, i just had enough. i was so tired of my job and the crap it comes with, that i decided to stop being lazy and start applying again to jobs. in that same week, i landed 3 interviews. 3 awesome companies. 2 in houston, 1 in LA. which one was i more excited for? well you probably already know that answer lol. well whatever, i do all three interviews. out of the 3, i get 2 call back. of course im freaking out about the LA company…because um well its FREAKING LA. like wtf. i had to do great. i HAD to kill it. so that’s what i did. i researched everything i possibly could about the company, put my greatest selling voice, and sold the crap out of myself. ok so now what? i did good, i landed a 2nd interview, but little did i know that the 2nd interview was a case study. of course i freaked out. the last case study experience i had went awful and i lost an opportunity of a lifetime. That’s why this time around i did things differently. I studied. yes, i actually studied. i looked for tips, answers, questions, and even asked a ton of friends on facebook for advice. well i guess all those efforts worked out for me because i passed. Jordan (the recruiter) said i did great and offered me a final interview. *FREAK OUT MOMENT* LoL. I didn’t know how to act. I was literally soooooo close to getting what i had wanted for so long!
I wont go so deep into the last interview, since it was literally a 10 minute conversation with me & the Ceo. he asked me 3 questions and that was it. I didn’t really have a clear sense if i nailed it or not. at this point, im done interviewing, and i didn’t want to get TOO excited because i mean…look at me, 20+ interviews in with 20+ rejections :/ I also thought this job was too good to be true. its my dream job, dream city, dream salary (lol), like how was I good enough to get it?!
ok this is getting long. well the point of this blog is to document my life from me moving out of texas to me moving in to my new place, to making new friends, and exploring a whole other world. i needed this introduction to establish to those who may not know me, an idea of who i am and what ive been through to get to the position i am at now. so yeah thats it.
Long story short: I’M MOVING TO LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!