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Various Employers

Construction Laborer

August 2019 • Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

What I liked

Learn many different skills. - attention to detail - problem solving

What I wish was different

I wish it was related to my field of interest

Advice

By doing something you don’t necessarily want or need to do it teaches you about priorities. Working in this field taught me why I want to go to college.
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Childcare Provider

May - August 2019 • Swarthmore, PA

What I liked

I liked that I could negociate my salary, pick my own hours, but also work with children, as that is what I enjoy doing.

What I wish was different

I wish I had done something a bit more professional to put on my resume.

Advice

Its easy money!
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Nanny

April - July 2019 • Cumming, GA

What I liked

I liked the flexible hours, working with kids, and the family environment.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a higher pay scale for the amount of time and work I had to put in.

Advice

Make sure whoever your working for understands your value. Don’t be afraid to make sure the job works for you just as much as it does for them.
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Dog sitter

June - August 2019 • Vancouver, WA

What I liked

Getting puppy time and how chill of a job it was, just staying at someone’s house, eating their food and playing with their pets.

What I wish was different

How crazy a few of the dogs were. I wouldn’t watch a Great Dane again

Advice

Get to know the pets before you watch them, and ask the owner as many questions about behavior before they leave
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Student

June 2019 • Newport Beach, CA

What I liked

Due to a unique position financially and the support of my network, I was able to forego getting a normal job and drive for Uber. I did this in order to see the greater LA area and expose myself to people who normally don't get to see guys like me. I had good conversations, helped people where I could, and let them know that good people are still looking out for them in this world. It was akin to volunteering or doing community service work. I was able to work on a number of coding and IT related endeavors in my spare time as well as engage in a lot of irresponsible partying. I met many powerful people and challenged their assumptions about the world they live in and provided pro bono services to those who couldn't afford a traditional business / IT consultant.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more proactive in finding stable employment. I fear my libertine attitude has compromised my future.

Advice

Don't pass over a good opportunity when one comes along. Rarely will they remain if passed over on the first go around. Seize the day and don't let indecision stop you from grabbing a lifeline. Also, don't sweat the small stuff. Many things will be outside of your control. If you don't know how to handle something that comes up, engage your network to help you.
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Child Care/Nannying

May - August 2019 • Santa Barbara, CA

What I liked

I enjoy spending time with kids and helping people.

What I wish was different

I wish I got more involved with multiple families instead of just a few!

Advice

Someone must be patient and compassionate to deal with kids.
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Freelance Artist

June 2018 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked the flexibility of my schedule, meeting new people from the Twin cities interested in their craft and the same field as i and expanding my portfolio. The paces I ended up in the Twin cities were all new and unexpected !

What I wish was different

At times I wished for my routine and and coordinated events between my employers and I. Additionally, variation in medium.

Advice

Never stop pushing the bounds for what you can do and who you will meet. There is no limit to what you can accomplish in a span of time and what you can learn from each experience. Trying something is not committing to a labeled industry forever. Your future and pursuits are unbound.
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