Today I want to talk about my never ending process of job searching.
A little bit about my background, I worked for 10 years in the field of higher education. I received a masters degree from University of Maryland. I worked at NYU, Pace University, and a few other schools. It was my first career that I fell upon by accident. I enjoyed working in Student Affairs for a long time until it stopped working when I started to resent working with students.
After 10 years, I decided to quit cold turkey. I left the job to focus on building an online business. I did that for a year until a recruiter recruited me for an office job position as an administrative assistant for a consulting firm.
My administrative assistant position was boring. I didn’t have much work to do so I spent most of my time on Facebook and reading books. I ended up quitting that position within a year and half of starting. At the time, I was job searching for a position back in higher education.
My higher education job search lasted 9 months when I finally decided to call it quits and go for a corporate position. I was hired within a week at a contractor position at a commercial insurance company. I enjoy the commute and the people that I work for. But the job is not stimulating. It doesn’t excite me.
My contract expires on April 30, 2017. My goal is to job search and land a position within the May time frame.
Unlike other job search process this time around I am actually excited about it. I decided to look for corporate event planning jobs.
I realized I need a job that is different each day, a fast-paced environment. A job that excites me to get to work each morning to do things that I enjoy. At my last higher education position, I worked as an event planner full time. I loved the attention to detail as well as looking at the big picture. I love brainstorming about events and then seeing it to fruition.
In this job search there are a few things that I know I will do. I am willing to start as an assistant or from the bottom and work my way up. I am ok starting at a lower salary range as long as I know I will be working towards promotion, bonuses, etc. I am open for a longer commute as it will allow me to read on the subway.
For the next few months, one of my outside of the comfort zone activity is to job search my way into a new career path.