“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via bookmania)
To be honest and summarize it all: College just seems like one of those things you just have to get through to get to where you want to be. I’m not really sure how to describe my college experience. I met a LOT of people and luckily made it out 2 years with a couple of genuine friends. My work ethic has been completely restructured, but in a good way. It has definitely showed me how much I am capable of achieving when I push myself. I don’t think it necessarily changed me, but I can doubtlessly say that it brought me to a new level of maturity. I am a lot more aware of the world and my place in it, in a way that probably would not have been possible without college. BUT— It has absolutely DEVASTATED my love for everything that I once loved before, it brought out my inner sociopath, and it showed me how inadequate I can be.
If you know me in real life or even via Facebook, you’d know that I transferred every. single. year. So… I’m kind of a strange case. HEHE.
how should i apply for retail jobs or small jobs in general? i'm desperate for work :(
When I worked retail 2 years ago, I simply went into the store and asked for a job application. You can also call to see if they’re looking for help and to get an insight on their application process. I highly recommend looking them up on Glassdoor where previous employees write about the interview process, what kind of questions they ask, and what their experience was like working there. Make sure the places you are sending your applications to are places you would actually like to work at. Retail is not everyone’s thing (certainly wasn’t mine).
Once you have your resume, hand it in IN PERSON! If you can, get ahold of the manager, introduce yourself, and get your resume in their hands. Smile! Retail is all about SALES, so a great first impression can really help.
Look up the company’s goals and get a good grasp on what their concept is. Show up to the interview and reflect these in the way you dress, talk, act, speak, etc. Don’t compromise too much of yourself- it’s just as important to stick to your own persona. Good luck! Most small jobs shouldn’t be too difficult to grab. :)