After five years of 'hunt for work', this is the best damn decision i have

Work hunting is painful, but you can learn from my mistakes

I dropped journalism school after semester

Some of my former classmates (and anyone who has ever not agreed with one of my employees) could tell you that it was a mistake. But I just didn' t want to spend thousands of dollars to find out what I got in the real world

So I said goodbye to the structure and security of the school and started my first real hunt for work. It went on for five years

My work was difficult. The answers to my abstracts were few and far from that. I'm totally unreserved for every job I ever wanted. I interviewed dozens of jobs I either didn' t get, or I decided I didn' t want to. So, yeah, I sucked on a job hunt

Now I have students and newcomers asking me how I did my job, doing what I love about the place I love. So I feel like I need to pay off this and put out all the lessons I learned on this path

He's about learning them, and learning from them, even imitating their methods

You were told to do all the "network" thing a million times. But that goes beyond knowing someone. He's about learning them, and learning from them, even imitating their methods

For me, it was blogs and magazine editors, and then by telewriters. How did I introduce them? I tracked them through social networks or whatever mutual contacts I had.

I am delighted, tried to emulate and have tried my work in front of many people. In the case of my current assignment, I work for the guy who gave me my first gig ever

Without the structure of the school and the pressure from the deadlines, you will need motivation to leave the sofa and the keyboard. You need a target that you can work with

You must also have experience and work to show your future employers so that they know that you are at least able to run the jobs you are using to some degree

A simple way to do this is to launch a blog or an online portfolio

Make him your job to make him amazing. Use it as a learning experience and as an excuse to interview your mentors and start building your network, but most importantly, to demonstrate your work

Tell your story, show me your work

Write about what you want to write, but make sure it represents you and what you are passionate about. Tell your story, show me your work

Do you want to create a Web site? (ALL)

Getting criticized is how it passes through the stages of the mountain or the screwdriver: denial, anger, bargaining, grief and recognition

In my experience, you are never vulnerable to this pity. You're just steel

Not all of the criticals you receive will be valid. But if you get a genuine comment from the mentor you trust, who you respect, who is now in five to ten years, you must take this criticism seriously

First of all, you can find mentors so that you can continue learning, keep your skill set, and get new information about your work and process

You're gonna "figure it out" and you'll feel good just to get someone to tie your work to pieces. And you will realize that you really have no idea what you've been doing all this time

This process is ongoing. You're gonna "figure it out" and you'll feel good just to get someone to tie your work to pieces. And you will realize that you really have no idea what you've been doing all this time

Think about how to break the bones. They're stronger as soon as they live. But you have to break them first

I remember how I go to my interviewer's office, call him

Doug really wanted me to be on the market

But I didn' t want to be on the market. So I said, "No thanks, I really want to do this thing of the media coordinator."

Doug looked at my résumé and said, " No. You're not gonna like this. You'll be out in a week. "

"Well, I think I'd be great," I'm stayin '. "I'm really creative, and I have a media background and-"

" You're too creative. You have to understand what you really want to do. "

"Yes, it's a problem," Doug said. " You're too creative. You have to understand what you really want to do. "

I didn' t know what to say after that, so I got up and left. The whole house, all I could think about was, "What did I really want to do?"

I applied to the Vancouver program for the next week. A year after that, I was rewarded for the best full-length prom scenario

Thus, the guy who gave up one program who launched another program received several awards

The release of the prize did not help me get a job. No one cares about my decision but me (and perhaps my mother)

It's about being honest with yourself. You'll have a lot of mistakes. But the sincere desire to be good in what you love will choose time and time again

But trying to get a job by sending hundreds of resumes is very similar to trying to find love through Tinder. It could happen, but it's unlikely

Two months after the end of VFS, I actually got a job. But if we're still using the Tinder metaphor, it was more of a change of attitude

It was a writing job. But I didn' t. I probably didn' t like everything about work and organization

So, I last two weeks and said goodbye to good Randall

When I got back to Toronto, I completely changed my approach. You don't need to send dozens of resumes for assignments that I didn' t even want

Instead, I used my network to try to find opportunities. I was interested in talking to people instead of just applying for positions

Job portals are a good way to find opportunities and know what's in there. But you should know that

Jobs are personal, they're a big part of your life. So don't think you can get them for nothing

Even if you get a callback, you still don't know where you're going. You're sure you read the job description, but what do you really know about the company, their value or culture?

Scientific offices and organizations, but they can recognize the people who work there. Jobs are personal, they're a big part of your life. So don't think you can get them for nothing

I'd be lying if I said, "Oh, I was such a professional when I came to this job." That's not true. I AM

But, look back, I can say that the landing of the current assignment was a combination. This is not just about sending a summary or receiving an interview. It's about meeting with people, learning, rejection, growth. And accept these conditions as a permanent state of existence. I'm still trying to use all of these principles in practice

When it comes to your work, it's important to have your appointment, but don't forget that you can't get out the most out of this trip

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Chris D' Alessandro

Chris D' Alessandro is a writer and strategy of content living in Toronto. He also has extra tattoos than he'd like to admit