I was lucky to to get a great job right after I graduated. I know that this is not the luck that everyone has. But I know someone who is an executive where I work, and he was interested in giving me a helping hand with finding a job. There has been a lot to learn such as how to interact with clients, what sort of corporate gifts are good for my clients, the ins and outs of sealing a deal and so much more. I take every bit of it seriously, and I’m enjoying every bit of the learning process.
I’m not sure why I was so business minded from a very early age. It might have something to do with my dad. I idolized him early on. And while my siblings were interested in playing most of the time, I used to like to sit and listen to dad talk to my mom about his work life. I don’t think he even knew that was what I was doing from such an early age. I would eat my bowl of cereal at the table, and had my ears focused on dad’s conversations. My siblings had their ears and eyes focused on cartoons on the TV set. Dad even asked me what I wanted to be when I was about 8 years old, and I told him that I wanted to be an executive like he is. When I got older, he started to mentor me about what I needed to do in school in order to get a good position at a good company later in life.
I made sure to network a lot when I was in school. And I also worked really hard at an internship that I landed. I made sure to introduce myself to everyone that I could. I love that I finally got the position that I’ve always wanted.