Landing my first industry job
I had moved to California early 2010 because of an internship that I was doing for school. It was one of the last things I had to complete before graduating, so it was an important step before graduating. I finished my internship towards the end of April and I was desperate to find any job away from retail. I felt trapped and depressed by my commission-based surroundings. I hated desperately fighting for money with other people and I was fed up with everything about retail. I had been working in retail for two and a half years.
I felt like there would be no career growth for me if I stayed in retail. I felt like I could offer more than just being a clothes folder. I was finished with all my studies and I was dying for something in the fashion industry. At this point, anything would have been better than retail. My sales job at the time provided me with odd working hours and a lot of days off. So being the artsy one, I played on my computer for hours, designing whatever was on my mind.
I had read The Secret years ago, recommended by my mom, but getting caught up in life I had forgotten about it. Even up to today it still shocks and puzzles me what happened next. One day while designing, on a whim I thought, “Why don’t I get a company logo and put it on my work? It will make it look more authentic, as if I was an employee at that company.” So I did. I went into such detail about the work I was doing, as if I was an actual employee with that company.
I continued searching high and low for job openings. There were many, but few appealed to me enough to apply. The company whose logo I played with was on the list of places I applied to. I submitted my resume, but I didn’t even get the chance to fill out the entire questionnaire on their website. I was trying to take my time and be meticulous about what I filled in. But when I logged back in the next day to continue my application, the job had closed. I was a little bummed, but still full of faith.
I decided to move on to another job application. I had forgotten about the logo I used on my designs and about missing the opportunity to fill in the questionnaire, however a few weeks later I got a call from a recruiter with the company whose logo I used on my designs!! Ecstatic, I scheduled an interview for the following Monday. The interview was unnervingly short and part of me felt as if I may not get it, but I knew that I couldn’t think that way. So I thought hard and constantly, “This job is mine and I’m going to love working there!” I imagined what it would be like to walk around the building doing everyday things.
The next day I got a call back about how I got the job, they asked me when I could start and even explained the benefits to me. It took me a while to realize the chain of events. I cried and was so thankful for how things worked out. It took me less than a month to find a job in the industry that is known for “being difficult to break into,” and to top it off I wasn’t a college grad yet; the graduation ceremony was in July, but I landed my job in early May.
I have been working at my awesome job for seven months now. I think that the Universe brought me exactly what I needed and wanted. Now that I look back and see how far I have come in life, I realized that it was all about faith and believing that I deserved everything that I was asking for. I hope this inspires whoever may read this. I cannot possibly say thank you enough times to truly convey how I feel about how perfect my life is.
Thank you a billion, gajillion times!!!