Landed a Job in NYC!
SomeoneLikeYou Friday, June 17, 2016
Exciting news guys...
I landed a job in NYC! I'm here to stay.
Relief is an understatement to finally close the door on 9 months of job searching. Ever since I left NYC last summer I've been trying to get back. It was a road filled with so much disappointment and discouragement at times... feeling like I wasn't qualified for anything, and watching my classmates line up careers before graduation even came around. I often thought to myself about how crazy I was. It's hard enough to get a job in fashion, let alone one in NYC. What was I thinking, trying to get back to NYC? I'm a small town girl from Ohio. Perhaps that's what I was always meant to be.
It's been a trying last year and I made the risky decision to move to NYC without a job. At this point I definitely realized I was crazy. You get to a point though that you figure you have nothing left to lose. I've been working on job leads the past two weeks here, going on interviews and pushing hard. I've had a few interviews with seriously great companies, but none of the work felt like what I was qualified to do. I'm a recent grad and I realize that you don't get your dream job right out of school. You have to work your way up the hard way, putting in the time and effort it takes to get you to where you want to be. I got a great offer from a company to do social media work, which is absolutely where I want to be. I didn't think I'd get the chance so soon, so I felt like it was really where I'm meant to be in my life right now.
So, I'm so excited I'll be working at Richard Leeds International as their Social Media Marketing Specialist! RLI is a sleepwear creator. A lot of the pajamas you see in Target, Wal-Mart, Torrid, Hot Topic? Made by Richard Leeds! In the fashion industry retailers don't always design their own products. They send the work out to private companies who do in house design work. Everything from concepting the garments, designing the silhouettes, drawing the characters, making samples and so on. My job in the company will be managing the social media networks and blog. Social media is a vital asset to companies because it directly connects you with the consumer. It's an extension of the brand and can influence customer opinions and sales. Social media as a career is not just playing around on Instagram and Facebook: it's serious, important work!
Monday is my start date and right now I'm a mixture of excitement and terror (admittingly). This is my first real job guys! In the big, big city. Sometimes I don't feel like this is my life. It has been a crazy, exhilarating roller coaster so far and I'm sure there's going to be plenty more twists and plunges ahead. No one ever said following and making your dreams happen was easy, but for me I can't imagine doing anything else.
With much love,