I now have a job!
I am happy to say that I have received confirmation of a job with Prentiss & Carlisle for this coming summer with the potential to become a permanent employee.
It is an honor to be considered before actually graduating from college for a job with a company as prestigious as Prentiss & Carlisle. In fact, I’ve been asked to begin working during spring break also.
The moral of this story…INITIATIVE! I started applying for specific jobs (posted jobs) back in December. Needless to say, I received quite a few rejection letters or emails telling me to contact companies later, such as in February and March. I thought the saying, “the early bird catches the worm” might come in handy, but apparently not…until…
Eventually, I got so desperate that I didn’t care if companies were hiring or not- I started sending out emails and letters to management companies that included a cover letter, resume, and transcripts regardless of if they were posting for jobs or not. Literally one day after mailing a letter to Prentiss & Carlisle, I received a call from the chief forester, David Dow, asking for an interview. The following week, I was interviewed. Four hours after being interviewed, I received a call for a job offer. The following week, I met to discuss logistics. I mentioned to Dave that I was sending out letters to take initiative and try to get job security for after graduation. Dave specifically told me that one of the main reasons for Prentiss & Carlisle hiring me was because I took initiative- it’s something the company likes in their employees and future employees. Even though they had no job postings, I took the initiative to send in my information anyway.
My advice to any people looking for either permanent or temporary employment is to TAKE INITIATIVE. Show companies that you don’t care if they are posting or not. Show them that your main focus in sending information is to get a foot in the door, to get your information on file, in hopes that they consider you either now or in the future. It never hurts to get your name out in the world.
Good luck to all of you looking for employment and take the initiative!