As you may know through my New Years Resolution, which I actually started in December 2014 is to Get My Dream Job (GMDJ)!
All my life, well at least the beginning portion, but no regrets, I spent it doing things I liked, sort of did not like and really not liking. The stressed outweighed the relaxing moments. Not to say it was not all worth it, because I now appreciate life in a whole different light.
With me being at a checkpoint in my life, I’d like to be more efficient at attaining my dream job goal and documenting it for you (and even my future kids).
Please enjoy- read on your way to work, before breakfast or even as your daily read at the toilet. Whatever it may be, I hope to inspire you as you inspire me by reading this.
Some things I have already done:
1. Dec. 26, 2014:
-Connected with my daycare best-friend Yin Chan on her life and being in a tech startup as a software engineer.
2. Dec. 27, 2017:
-Saw Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine at the Hyatt hotel in NYC. Did not get to speak with him but greeted him and realize how I encounter successful people daily. We all do!
-Opened up another credit card (BOA) to build up credit.
3. Dec. 29, 2014:
-Went to a networking mixer. Met two people in tech companies (one in Amazon who has a phd in Electrical Engineering).
4. Jan. 1, 2015:
-Contacted Amazon guy.
-Applied to some jobs.
-Got some references.
5. Jan. 8, 2015:
-Attended Orientation for NYC startup business plans.
6. Jan. 16, 2015:
-Applied to and referred to a small startup company (DramaFever) for marketing by my friend from Ballet classes’ sister.
7. Jan. 21, 2015:
-Connected with tech guy in a startup from Dec. 29, 2014 mixer. Thanks Joe (who was at the event) for his card! He gave me some tech tips I’ll share with you shortly!
8. Jan. 24, 2015:
-Met Steve who works at Ebay. Did not inquire about jobs but noticed he was very inquisitive, focused, spontaneous and able to adapt easily. Great traits to have to be a great leader!
9. Jan. 26, 2015:
-Phone interview with Drama Fever. I think I did well.
And those are the things I’ve done so far. Will be moving forward with point 7 shortly (looking up tech companies), following up with point 4 (Amazon reference) , and waiting on point 9 (the interview). I also have another orientation for the startup (point 5).
Hope you enjoy this read and my journey. Feel free to join me!