Joshua McDonald

Freelance Web Designer Joined over 3 years ago

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  • Posted to It's ok to quit, right?, Apr 11, 2018

    Hey Jay,

    I know exactly where you're coming from. I graduated a year ago and I spent months trying to find a job. I set weekly goals such as applying to 12 jobs a week, which included writing well thought out cover letters or emails to each job. I drove to about 5 different interviews that were each about 3 hours away from where I live - and I never heard back from any of them. I was pretty discouraged to say the least. I felt like I had wasted all of my schooling and I was questioning my career choice.

    The story ends well though. I eventually landed a contract job for 6 months, and then after that I got an offer at a talented and thriving digital product studio.

    One piece of advice I would give - look for opportunities where you want to work, which might not even be posted on a job board. The job that I got didn't even have a job posting - I simply cold-emailed them through their contact form asking if they would consider me for any possible upcoming opportunities - and a few months later, got an email when an opportunity opened up at their company.

    All that to say - keep hustling, practicing, refining, applying - and soon enough, you'll be able to look back and wonder why you questioned yourself.

    6 points
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