Two months ago, I told you all about my first job after college. I started four days before graduation as the Social Media and Content Specialist at Fresh Media Network in West Palm Beach. I moved across the state alone and now as I sit here in my apartment, jobless, I pain to tell you that the startup company has gone under — that after only 60 days of employment, I have lost my very first job.
I kept it a secret for the first few days from everyone except my parents and close friends. I wallowed for a few hours, but then went on a 72 hour job application binge. I sent out applications and resumes to 80 places. This is an ongoing job search now, a little over a week since it all went down.
But this isn’t a pity post; this isn’t a cry for help. This is simply to let you all know that even when you do everything right–when you take no less than five classes each semester, complete two internships each semester, graduate a year early, go away for a final summer internship and then land a job before graduation–even when all of that is done correctly, bad luck has no prejudice. The CEO and investors ended up not seeing eye-to-eye on some crucial details so the investors pulled out, leaving me as collateral damage.
Now I’m left here with absolutely nothing on the East Coast except my apartment. So I start a new job search, and just as before, all signs point to NYC. So I’ll try again. Maybe I’ll stay here, maybe I’ll get a job offer somewhere else, but no matter what happens, I won’t let myself be a casualty.
In the meantime, if anyone knows of someone who is hiring, definitely send them to my portfolio.
“As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.” -Carrie Bradshaw