Getting My Career in Order

So, finding a job that you like and is in your field after college, can be hard. Like really hard. Like physically, emotionally, and financially draining.

It’s definitely had me in a bit of a funk lately. But, now that I’m feeling better, I’m trying to stay positive and stay focused on my career and myself. It helps to have some good things coming my way soon.

For example, I’m going to be starting a part time marketing job soon. The company that I currently work for is offering me the chance to do some marketing for them. So, I’m excited about that! Hopefully, I’ll start next month and the position will grow from part time to full time over time. Although, it’s not my dream job, I’m excited to put my degree to work and do something I really enjoy!

Some other things I’ve done for my career is, began reading about careers. I read a book in college that I really loved called “Career Advice for Ambitious Women” by Mrs. MoneyPenny. The book was great and really got me excited for life after college. Well, now that I’m here, obviously I’ve been having a tough time with life after college. So, I thought it would be a good idea to read it again.

The book has definitely done the trick and has me excited for my career. It has also given me some great advice for right now (hence the title). One idea that dawned on me from this book is to start freelance writing. During a time where content marketing is crucial, having good writers means a lot to companies. I’ve done some contributing writing in the past, plus I just have a love for writing. Also, as a marketing professional, writing is a top priority. So, I’m thinking about doing that after I do some research.

Another way I want to market myself is to start doing something I really used to love to do. That would be making videos. I used to make videos all the time because it was fun. But, I see how this could possibly also help my career. I need to show how internet and computer savvy I am. Plus, I need to get my name and face out there. Above all else, I need to do more things that I love.

When I was in my funk, I really stopped doing things I enjoyed. I would just cut off everything so I could sit in my own self pity. So, to combat this, I’ve got to stay positive and do the things I really want to do.

If anyone knows any more good career books, let me know! I’m keeping my eyes on the prize!

-Brittney

 

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