CAREERS: My Big Break

My big break happened the day I decided to update my resume.

My big break happened the day I decided to update my resume.

I was sitting at my cubicle at my very first job out of college.

I had been there for only three months, but I knew that I desperately needed a change. I simply had to get out of that job, and pulling up my resume to update it was the first step. I quickly realized, however, that my only real work experience was the job I was trying to leave.

What to do? I picked up the phone and called one of the vice presidents at Alan Taylor Communications (ATC) - the agency where I interned while in college - for a little advice.

I got right to the point and told him that I was not happy where I was and needed some resume advice. To my surprise, I was asked to come into ATC's offices the next morning for a quick interview.

I was excited to return there - even if it was for only an interview - because I enjoyed my internship there so much. I learned a lot, and had more responsibility as an ATC intern than I did as a full-time employee with the company I was with at the time. After interviewing that morning, I was offered a job the next day. I have been at ATC ever since.

Lindsey Martelle is an SAE at Alan Taylor Communications in New York.

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