As an outsider, breaking into an industry can often seem like an impossible challenge and so we reached out to some very generous folks who agreed to share their stories of how they broke into their respective industries.
As a new graduate out of medical school, I sat for my board certification exam and was eager to get to work. I had gone straight from undergraduate school to get my masters degree in a full time program, so I had not seen a paycheck in several years. However, it was unbelievably difficult trying to find an opportunity as an unseasoned new medical professional. Read more>>
I had just graduated from my performing arts program and began posting singing videos in French. Within weeks, I was noticed by a French organic, clothing brand through the use of strategic French hashtags and quickly was offered a long-term modeling contract! Read more>>
My first job in the health and wellness world was as a Zumba Fitness instructor at a gym around the corner from me. A friend of mine knew the owner was looking for an instructor. The owner was willing to take a chance on a newbie. I remember walking into the classroom and experiencing a mixture of excitement and fear. There were three ladies waiting on me and we all exchanged pleasantries. The A/C wasn’t working and fans were placed around the room to create a breeze. Read more>>