Why Am I Writing?
Every time I read a blog or watch my favorite Youtube makeup guru, I'm always finding myself asking "What's your story?" I think culturally we have a fascination with connecting to our favorite celebrities or writers, on a personal level, even when they are total strangers to us. It helps us feel more like friends, and to better understand where they are coming from. So here is some background on my life to help you better understand me and my blog.
I am a 23 year old young professional. I went to college, originally for Environmental Engineering, and switched to Marketing. I know, I know [insert your joke about how engineering is the pre-business major here], I've heard all the jokes, and to be honest I've never thought twice about my decision. I went into engineering because my brain works so analytically, but ultimately I live in the creative. I made the decision early on I'd rather work harder at something I love than have something come easy and hate it. I definitely chose a less stable career path but I don't regret my decision.
I did multiple internships throughout college, trying to figure out what kind of path I wanted to head down with marketing. Let me tell you, though I was able to rule out a few things I didn't want to do, there were and still are a thousand options of what I could do. So after college, I got a contract job (a position where you work for only a set period of time) as a recruiter to get my foot in the door at a digital agency. By no means did I want to be a recruiter, but I did want to be in the agency world. It was a great opportunity looking back, I learned a lot about what recruiters look for. This made it easier for when I job searched, cause now I had knowledge about agencies, positions, and the marketing world as a whole. As much as I wished I would have gotten a full time position there, it just wasn't a great fit, the company was too technical.
I moved on to another agency a month later, moving back to my "sorta" hometown of Cincinnati. I got a full time position at a Pinterest marketing company as an account manager, pretty cool I know. The company was a start up, and ended up having to downsize their work force a few months later.
Which leads me to where I am now. At a large corporation (yikes! Exact opposite of agencies) that does market research and I am an associate analyst. A big jump I know, but as an account manager I re-found my love for numbers within the marketing world, and I decided after having to change positions, when better to try something new then now. I am still adjusting to the corporate world finding pro's and con's from agency world. But I wanted to help share the things that I have learned, from being a recruiter, to job searching, to the over all adjustment of going to school your whole life to now becoming a real "adult". I hope you enjoy reading!