Second week in, I'm finally getting used to things around here. Whether you're a cashier, dishwasher, or intern like myself, it feels great when people start to accept you as part of the team. If you're getting your work done and keeping a positive attitude, it's easier for people to not look at you as the new kid on the block.
I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a few guest appearances in some of Snagajob's Youtube videos. Who knew they could turn you into an actress too? I never thought about how much work goes into such a short video, from writing the script to shooting the clips. It can take some time to create those four to five minutes you watch.
You might've heard about Hourly America, where this guy Heath is traveling around the country, working 50 hourly-paying jobs in 50 states. Well, I got to help edit his blog post and I'll be keeping up with his journey and helping out with his posts throughout the summer. I'm really pumped about working on my writing. That's an invaluable skill to have, particularly when looking for a job (fingers crossed it helps me find a job when I graduate). I will have a stronger resume, and when you write better you speak better, which will be apparent in interviews.
I've started to learn about all the different aspects of Snagajob, not just the marketing department. You really begin to understand how everybody works together for the greater good of not only the company, but all the job seekers out there. I sat in on a job seeker research session and got to experience just how much respect each Snagger (that's what we call ourselves) has for everyone who uses the site. We called different job seekers and got their feedback on how Snagajob could improve their experience. I find it amazing that Snagajob is looking for ways to make the process of job searching easier and more successful, especially since I know firsthand that looking for a job can feel like forever.
I spontaneously picked up a project to design something relating to the World Cup, which was perfect because I had just received access to all types of design greatness like Photoshop and InDesign. I worked with that software doing photography and for my major, advertising. Check it out!
Find a job that fits well with your skills or is related to your hobbies because then you will enjoy working. If you love interacting with people, be a waiter/waitress. If you're great at multi-tasking, consider working drive-thru at a fast food restaurant. I see it this way, if you're loving what you do and getting paid for it, how could you ever complain?