So, I sat down here a couple hours ago with the intention of filling out a job application for a real life, post-college, big kid job.
Two hours later and I don’t have a whole lot accomplished. Facebook happened. WordPress happened. Instagram happened. Eating Christmas cookies happened. So much happened. That job application, though? Ha, not so much.
The truth of the matter is, APPLYING FOR A BIG KID JOB IS SCARY!
I’ve applied for jobs before of course. I’ve filled out internship applications before. But this isn’t just a part time job or an unpaid internship I’m talking about now…this is a real life big kid job that will pay me a salary and stuff!
As much as I’m excited for the future, I’m also nervous and scared. College graduation is a big step, especially since I’m not going straight on to graduate school. Instead, I have chosen to spend a few years in the quote-on-quote “real world,” figuring out exactly what I want to do with my life before going for my masters. I really need this time because a) I have no idea what I want to get my masters in and b) I’m too burned out from school at this point to continue straight on to graduate school.
Going out in the real world requires some planning, though.
I know I can ask my mom for help with this application…she works in Human Resources and knows what to look for in a well-packaged job application.
For now (as in, Mom isn’t home from work yet) I’ll fumble along by myself. It’s not like I’m completely at a loss–the application process for the internships I applied to last year around this time were actually far more intensive than this particular job application process in terms of everything that I had to submit.
I just want to make sure it’s top notch material that I submit. I think this particular job is a long shot as it is, so this really, really needs to be a well-put together application (not that it wouldn’t be otherwise). And of course, I must remember that it’s all right if I don’t get anywhere with the first big kid job I apply for; at least I took the initiative.
I can do this! I can, I can!