Right around the time I e-mailed the TH founders about being a careers writer, I was starting to let go of my safety net and take an insane leap in my career – which explains the delay in my first post. I still haven’t figured out exactly the direction that this column (even this post) is going to go but I do know one thing: I will do my best to give as much information, advice and answers as I can because I’ve been there.
I’ve been on the other side of the job hunt.
I’ve been miserable, not wanting to get out of bed in the morning because I hate my job.
I’ve been a 26-year-old intern because I decided to completely change my career path.
I’ve been fired (We’ll get back to that in another post).
Today? I let go of my last safety net, sent in my incorporation papers and am 100% open to falling flat on my face, but I’ve never been happier.
A little more history on my career path:
The week I turned 16, I began my first job as a cashier at KMart, became a customer service rep in 6 months and a supervisor within the year. My freshman year in college, I was working two jobs. I’ve worked in college admission offices, law firms, recruiting firms, banks and at a trade association. I’ve been working with start-ups in the last year and, apparently, decided that having my own start-up is exactly what will make me happy in this awesome economy.
After 10 years of working ‘for the man’, I decided that I want to cut out the middle man.
I don’t claim to be an expert in anything, but I’ve been around the job block a few times. I have a few ideas for my next TH post but if you have any questions that you’d like me to answer, shoot me an email. Maybe we can do a weekly Q&A column if there are enough of you interested!