The job was in a different industry that I had very little knowledge about so I had to take a chance or take the safe route and look for yet another job doing what I’m used to, but didn’t really want to do.
At the beginning of the month, I decided to get a part time job as steady income to make up for the gaps between writing projects, and while continuing to build my business.
As a side note: This is why you don’t quit your day job to work full time on your own business, until you’ve built it to a few steady clients. Unless you have saved up to do so.
During the job hunt process, I realized this would be a great time to have a change.
One day, while trying to print resumes in the business office at the complex I live, the printer decided to act up. Naturally, I let the Manager know and she let me print from the main office. We chatted about job searching and why.
Out of the blue, I asked her if she knew any local businesses were hiring. Her response, “we are”. I didn’t know what to say. She explained the gist of the job and handed me an application. I thanked her even though the scenario had not sunk in yet.
When I got home, I edited my resume for a Leasing Consultant position and filled out the application.
The next day I dropped off the papers and had an interview. Although it went well, I didn’t want to get my hopes up since it would be the perfect job at this point in my life.
Sure enough, a couple weeks later I get a call back from an enthusiastic Manager making sure I still wanted the job. At this point I knew to jump at the opportunity before me even though I had no idea what I was getting into.
It’s been almost a month since I’ve taken on the new job as” Leasing Consultant”. If you had asked me if I’d ever be in real estate, I’d probably laugh in your face before this. Luckily, the company is very organized and offers plenty of training courses. I’ve learned a lot already and seem to be doing well in such a short amount of time. The job is not what I expected.
Instead of getting my hopes up and trying to plan too far ahead with crazy dreams into a potential new career, I’m taking this new path a day at a time to see where it takes me.
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