I am generally an upbeat, positive person but I would be fooling you if I didn’t get depressed about this job market. I am doing everything in my power to land a full time position in a tech related public relations firm as an account coordinator or even a marketing coordinator which is tech related. I am looking to do something which involves New Media but is not the only channel they use to attract people.
My newest venture is getting journalists, bloggers and public relations professionals together for a #Journchat Live Detroit session. The mission of #journchat has always been to improve the relationships between public relations professionals, journalists and bloggers. Together we’ve created a safe environment to explore each industry and ultimately how social media is influencing all of us.
I have been networking at many events around town. I am not sure if these are working. I keep asking people how they got there first job out of college and they say, “Networking.”
I finally wrote for the PRSA Technology section. It took me long enough I have been having some doubts but I am glad I overcame them and was given a chance even if I thought I might have some problems.
As I said before, I would love to stay in Detroit if possible. I am entertaining the thought of NYC. I had an interview with ESPN and I think I have a shot as long as I follow through.
I talked with a person from work at the Tigers. I told him people do business with people who they know, like and trust. I guess he didn’t believe me engineering is a business. He said, “I am an engineer.” Well even so you have to network to build your reputation and he still hasn’t sent me his resume so I can pass it on to a recruiter I know and other links I have as resources.
I hit rock bottom a few nights ago but at least I can only go up from there. I had a good cry and I feel better about myself now. I guess sometimes you venting frustrations is a positive. Life isn’t always positive but it is how you handle the negative which makes a person a WINNER.