The job hunt.
Yup. It’s hard writing about this. Job hunting is extremely difficult. The discouragement, the rejection. All I can say is that you have to have a good attitude about it. And a heck of a lot of patience.
I wanted to write something for all of you looking for jobs that you’re passionate about, and going through that feeling of discouragement. This is definitely a difficult time. All I can say is… be patient, and be persistent. You will get there. Take in all the lessons that you receive. You will have your days when you feel as if you’re not good enough and that you won’t land that job. But let me tell you, you will get there. Learn from your interviews, write down what you did wrong and how you can improve for next time. Send thank you e-mails or cards. Do what it takes. Eventually you will land something, but it has to be the right time and the right place. Don’t give up. The bad days will come with the good, and in the end, it will be worth it.
I have a goal in mind. I know I want to be an art director, and I am going to stop at nothing to get there. I’ve learned so much along the way, and these lessons will be incredibly helpful for my success in the future. So far, I’ve met with many great art directors, creative directors and designers. The feedback I’ve received is so incredibly helpful and encouraging. It just reinforces that this is the career I am meant to get into.
In the end, this message is for me just as much as it is for you. Keep on going, it will only make you stronger and more resilient for your career.
If anyone has their job hunt story, feel free to share in the comments below:)