To answer the question above. Yes, but it's too late now...
Hey. Um, well it's been a while. I'm sorry about the whole not being consistent thing. I promise I'm going to be better.
So, I am currently sitting in my office, also known as my kitchen, applying to jobs whilst eating these delicious pancakes I made. I'll post the recipe I found, mine didn't come out as fluffy as the recipe said...but whatever.
This past year I would say 2015 to now...has been full of change. Good and bad, but all important life lessons. Though so much as happened I'm going to stick to the major events and keep all the minor juicy details to myself.
So let's start with graduating college (wooooo!). I graduated in May 2015 with a BA in Communications, I had an internship my last semester of college and was able to continue working full time at the company throughout the summer, I got a big girl job by Fall of 2015, and currently am unemployed.
Wow. Amazing. So now you're pretty up to speed on what's been going on in my life. I am one of the many "young adults" what am I an adult? or young adult...I'm not sure. I'm twenty three, and the point is that I am very uncertain about the future and for those of you out there like me, I want to reassure you that you are not in this alone.
Is this lame? Maybe. But I don't care, it's my blog and this is what I want to talk about. Ah, how I've missed blogging. To tell you the truth I never really felt like I found my voice while writing my personal style posts until now maybe it was a lack of confidence. To keep you in the loop I typically write the way I speak. I use a lot of inflection and CAPITOL letters to convey the change in my voice. It's like talking with my hands but with typography.
Alright, so since searching for my new career path I wanted to somewhat discuss how I ended up in my kitchen searching for jobs.
DISCLAIMER: I will not be posting any outfit photos because I'm sitting in my Emmanuel College T-shirt, hot pink Victoria Secret pajama shorts and a robe. So I hope that paints a really pretty picture for you ;)
Let's begin again, as I said before I had an internship my last semester of school at a 3D software company in one of the marketing departments. I worked through the summer and was panicking because every job I applied to had not responded to me with any type of request for an interview. It's like dating when you feel like the other person has no interest then you feel discouraged. Well that is HOW I FELT.
I interned with a girl who I became friends with and while I stayed at the internship for a while she received a full time job not too far away. The company she was at did some work for the company I interned at and well I thought I would pass my resume along to her.
It's called NeTwOrKiNg.
She forwarded my resume to some people in the company and I heard back fairly quick. The position they were hiring for was not something I really wanted, but I went in for an interview anyway.
The interview process was not very traditional, to each their own, and I heard back the next week with a job offer. At that point, I did not want to turn down the opportunity that presented itself. So I accepted.
Fast forward to now, I worked for six months and well let's say that parting ways was mutual and for the best. I have no hard feelings, but sometimes when your gut tells you something isn't right you just have to listen even if it messes things up.
With that said I wanted to give a little bit of advice for people who are in a similar position as me.
1. If you're looking for a job, look for something you are interested in.
It's so easy for me to say that, but it's true. I wasn't interested in the position I had and now I know I don't really want it as a career for a fact. So I'm looking for something I feel I will like more.
2. Sometimes settling is okay and sometimes it's not
Does anyone know the song Intuition by Jewel circa 2003? Please tell me you do...
I'm just a simple girl, in a high tech digital world... THAT'S ME (I added a link to the music video)
Anyway I went for the only offer I received after a short amount of time. Was it the right decision? Maybe. Did I learn a lot from the work I did? Absolutely. Sometimes it's okay to take a job just to get your foot in the door of a company you really like. It's really all about what your gut tells you.
3. Learn as much as you can
Even if it's something you don't like, because in the long run you never know when the work you did could help you in the right direction to the career you really want.
4. Every thing takes time.
This is something I constantly need to remind myself. I am very impatient. My friends and family can probably all attest to that, but I suppose in the end everything is going to work out for the best.
I'm really lucky and thankful to all my friends and family who have been supporting me throughout this very uncertain time in my life, and I'll try to keep you posted as to what's going on...
So, in closing I wanted to introduce myself to the blogging world again.
Hello, my name is Aline Chaprazian, first name pronounce Ah-leen. Don't worry about the last name.
And I'll be back with another post next week! :)
Fluffy Fluffy Pancake Recipe (I made those ^)