When opportunity knocks

My last post was about a twenty-something who rejected an offer to continue a job he wasn’t enthusiastic with, and decided to explore different career interests. But this blogger found her career interests while doing a job that wasn’t even in her desired field:

“Help I just graduated and I can’t find a job!!!” (rizztube.wordpress.com)

The author of this post (a recent college graduate) had a good GPA, work experience, and numerous extracurricular activities under her belt, but she struggled to find a job…until one day when she went to buy a car:

I didn’t know this at the time but I was chatting with the manager and he offered me an interview. So luckily for me, one month later I started worked as a lovely sales associate selling used cars.

Never underestimate the role that serendipity can play in finding a job; opportunities can come to you when you least expect them. The author didn’t expect a job offer when she went to buy a car, but she kept an open mind and took advantage of the opportunity that was presented to her.

Even though I know I am not meant to be in sales. I did learn a lot about selling, and how to sell. One of the most important things that I did learn from working in sales is confidence.

You can always benefit from a job, even if it isn’t in your desired field. Though selling cars wasn’t the author’s dream job, she gained a knowledge of how to sell, and she developed confidence — a quality that’s helpful in any job.

So even though I didn’t get a job in the field of what I graduated in I did find something, that I was good at, and that eventually lead me to something that I am even more passionate about… marketing

The author didn’t set out to have a career in sales, but through her sales job, she discovered a related field that she enjoyed. If she hadn’t taken that job selling cars, she may never have found her calling in marketing. So as uninteresting as a job may seem, you never know where it could lead you.

About David

I'm an aspiring writer and filmmaker in my twenties. I also run a blog where twenty-somethings share their stories and advice on beginning a career in this economy. Check it out at http://twentysomethingsblog.com

Posted on October 14, 2012, in News & views and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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