This year I achieved the impossible. I taught myself how to code and landed an entry level job in a front-end development studio. To carry on this tradition, I’m going to do something new again next year, in the hopes that each year I will get to achieve one more drastic and life changing thing.
This week, I’ve been asking myself some really difficult, uncomfortable questions like how do I ask for a pay rise and how do I speak up during meetings.
Blonde moments from a girl with black hair.
“What would you do if you had $20,000?” That was the question someone asked me in a job interview. Unable to come up with a witty answer, I said…
You know that feeling that you get, when you see the perfect red dress hanging in the store window and your hand instantaneously reaches for your wallet…? Well, that’s not what it’s like when I go into a store.
Growing up, I found myself drawn to stories about women who weren’t necessarily strong to start off with, but who, after time and effort, cultivated their own sense of purpose and strength.
Remember how I thought I would never get a job because I was terrified of interviews? Well, there’s a reason for that. And last year, I encountered my worst interviewing nightmare.
When I was a kid, I honestly believed that I would never find a job.
My logic was that all jobs required interviews and since I was very shy, I’d never be able to talk to the interviewer.