“I Didn’t Really Know What I Wanted To Do, But I Knew The Woman I Wanted To Become” – Diane Von Furstenberg
It was recently brought to my attention that perhaps in my career ambitions, I am not aiming at the right level, that I am actually in fact underachieving in comparison to my resume.
I have written a number of posts about the pains of the New York PR scene, the transient nature of the fashion world and the difficulty of finding stable employment; but what do you do if someone tells you, you’re not succeeding because your entry angle is all wrong. Now I have started applying for the next level up – coordinator, assistant account manager, account executive, and guess what? It’s paying off…
Now some people might read this and judge me – fair enough – you are entitled to your opinion! However, I have done 7 internships, I have supported, administered, and taken on responsibility for a number of projects; I have written press releases, I have called lists of media personnel and I can get a coffee order without a single fault… Sure, I may not have been an established assistant, but I have still been networking and emailing with people in the industry for over a year – what I’m trying to say is, there isn’t that much of a difference.
If you have a degree, you have the experience and you have confidence in your work, stop selling yourself short and start pushing yourself. The response may well surprise you as it did me.