It’s been about a month and a half since my commencement from Geneseo. Since then, my job search has been an interesting adventure. I have been able to connect with a number of different people who have very interesting stories to share about how they have come to their current position. Various differing opinions about how to approach different aspects of finding a job have expanded my perspective of the process as a whole.
Every person you meet has something new to teach you. It is crucial to keep open ears and an open mind. Knowledge is power. When other people share what they know it can solidify or expand your own perspectives and ideas.
My (not so) part time job at Felico’s Catering, while rewarding, reminds me of the importance of taking a step back and remembering the bigger picture. At the beginning of the summer I wanted to devote half of my work hours to aggressively finding a job in the advertising world and the other half to making money at Felico’s. Today, however, I realized that these different forms of labor are integrated and somewhat interdependent. A number of my contacts are a direct result of my experiences at Felico’s. Talking to customers has provided me with advice on how and who to network with in order to move forward. I am very grateful for this.
Be mindful of who is around you. Everyone has something to share.