At MEEM we’re all about second chances. Our phones today often store some of our most precious moments. You always charge your phone, so even if your phone is lost, stolen or damaged, you’ll always have a backup of those memories, a second chance, on your MEEM cable, which you can easily restore to your new phone. With that in mind, we’ve been speaking to bloggers, to share with us what a second chance means to them.
Who am I?
On my endeavors to self-discovery, I was facing a problem: what to do next, work-wise?
This sales experience was the only thing I had on my CV, but I didn’t want to do it anymore. I needed to figure out what work I could actually enjoy doing.
Everyone around me seemed to know who they were and what they wanted. All I knew was that I love autonomy, independence, creating things, writing, performing and inspiring people. But how to turn all those things into one job title?
When I’m overwhelmed, the best thing is always to start small. I figured that if I liked writing, creating and inspiring people, I could start a blog. So, I did.
But whilst working on my blog, I was also desperate to find a paying job in sales. Not because I wanted to work in sales, but because annoyingly that was the only London work experience on my CV.
Soon enough, I was invited to a first-round interview at the world’s largest payments company. Little did I know, that they had seven rounds altogether.
On my 6th round I was confident I’ll get the job. But … I didn’t.
Meanwhile, my bank account showed £30.38
That was the end. I was sick and tired of trying to find a job I didn’t even like. Disappointed, I was ready to fly back to Tallinn. I called my dad and asked him to book me a flight back home as soon as possible as I didn’t have enough money to do it myself.
The second chance when I least expected it…
The next day something unreal happened.
A distant acquaintance from Estonia called me out of the blue to announce that her friend in London had just started a digital marketing agency and she was looking for a hard-working PR Manager with good sales skills to join the team and that I was the first person she thought of.
The weirdest part? Previous experience in digital marketing or PR wasn’t even necessary.
How was this possible that after 6 rounds of job interviews you get slapped with a “NO” only to get a “YES” to your dream job without even trying?
I, immediately, cancelled my flight, went to the dream interview and got the dream job. The company’s director saw my potential and didn’t care about my inexperience in the industry.
I was not only given a second chance to stay in London but also an opportunity to start my career in the industry I was fascinated about.
I knew it was a right career direction from the way the day-to-day felt.
The digital economy is an exciting new industry. There are few rules in the digital world if you get traction. You get to be creative and work with different online influencers & celebrities. I loved it!
Retrospectively, I see why I didn’t get that job which forced me out of the country – there was something much better around the corner.
I’m not superstitious, but I trust the universe with my unsolvable problems now.
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