There is a difference between looking for a job and finding opportunity.
To look for a job is putting applications out everywhere. To find an opportunity takes persistence – you have to know where to look and know it’s there to grab it. Then, you must make it happen.
I had found a local Freelance Copywriter online and began e-mailing him for advice on where to start looking for projects, since he’s a native. We e-mailed for a few days and I started to learn more than I had hoped.
Yesterday, I was checking out his website to get ideas for my FAQ page on my website. He had 3 pages of FAQ’s and I happen to read them all this time, and I’m glad I did. On the last page, I saw he was looking for an intern. Since we had been in touch already, I’d let him know I was up to the challenge, just to see what he says.
This morning I checked my e-mail, hoping for a reply. It was a great morning at that. He will let me take on some projects, get an ‘inside look’ at how he accomplishes projects and invited me to attend a couple lectures that are coming up. Although it’s not a paying internship, which was expected, but the rewards are even better. I get to build my portfolio, work at home most the time and receive a review plastered on Linkedin.com! What a great early birthday present.
A friend calls me tenacious – she’s not kidding either. It’s amazing what can be accomplished if you go out and look. If I can do it, so can you! Take that drive inside you and let it steer you in the right direction. You never know what can happen.
- Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.