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.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in