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After Applying To Over 167 Jobs, This Woman Got Hired By Mashable Through Twitter

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  1. Tracey says:

    This is so weird lol. My name is also Tracey and I too went to Penn State and studied Advertising & Public Relations. It took me over a YEAR to find a job and I was also immensely depressed. I literally felt like I could pass out at any second because my energy and will to keep going was so low. It took me 240 job applications before I found something. No lie. 240. Every time I would apply for something, I would write it down. I HIGHLY suggest doing that because when you’re just firing off application after application, it’s very easy to forget what you’ve already applied for. Time is everything so don’t waste it on doing these unnecessarily long applications more than once.

    Anyway, once I got my job, I quickly knew I hated it. It was literally one of the worst experiences of my life. So once again, I was back at the application process. It took me 11 months to find a new job (AKA 184 applications) before I found a new one. The pay was only $5K more than what I was already getting paid but I was so desperate to get out, I took it anyway and it was the best decision I ever made. I’m so much happier and I’ve learned and grown SO much. Not to mention, I was also offered a promotion with a $15K pay increase, praise God.

    So I say all that to say, obviously never give up. And sometimes the smallest step you make can be your biggest yet. Pray to God and trust your instincts. If you push through the BS, everything will work out eventually because it has no choice but to.

    I’d love to meet Tracey one day. It’s crazy how similar our stories are!

  2. Armani says:

    This article was everything I needed today! I think in this world that we live in where everything is convienent rejection can be a tough concept for us millennials grasp(myself included). But this just gave me a little more motivation to rage against the dying of the light.

  3. Ms. Smith says:

    Thanks for the article. Ms. Edouard is very hard working and inspirational. I learned a lot from her journey! I am so glad she said that “pain isn’t wasted. Every situation that you go through, whether it is good or bad, is for a purpose,” because sometime we need to remind ourselves that every thing we go through is a lesson and builds character.

  4. Taylor says:

    Tracey’s story is inspiring! I’m currently working a job I absolutely abhor to pay the bills after I was let go from my previous job. It has been a painful experience riddled with break downs and self doubt, but I’ve been trying to remain prayerful and my family has been a great support system through this all. I was feeling so down, but this article has brought a renewed spirit. I just bought my own domain name, called a college friend who works in graphic design to create a website for me, and I’m going to use your video idea after my interviews now. Thank you for being an inspiration, stay blessed!

  5. Briana says:

    I definitely can relate. This article gives me so much motivation, especially being a recent Penn State graduate myself.

  6. CiCi says:

    Love this! Being in the digital media field and trying to figure out how you can make yourself and your company stand out in an industry that is constantly changing can be a challenge. After reading Tracey’s story, I’m definitely inspired! Thanks for this article, Brittani!

  7. Pierrea says:

    I think this article was amazing. Im sure I have applied for more than 160 jobs and this gave me the little push I needed to keep going. It confirmed some things I plan to do!! One day xoNecole will be sharing my story and hopefully inspiring more. LOVE THIS ENTIRE SITE!

  8. LaToi Storr says:

    This is wonderful and as a fellow penn stater we are!!

  9. Yasmin Harris says:

    Awesome I was touch Tracey truly inspiring! May God continue to bless you.

  10. shenice008 says:

    This year a been really tough for me mentally, emotionally, and financially. I’ve been super depressed but these articles really pulls me out of my pity party everytime. I didn’t want to get out if bed to day but I did.

  11. Retha Hines says:

    I love this! I really want to know how do you survive in between jobs? How do you pay for food, essentials and life with no job?

  12. Charlie says:

    One of the best articles I’ve read in a while! So inspiring.

  13. Ashley Blue says:

    That gives me hope.

  14. Needed this! ❤️

  15. I really needed to read this today…THANK YOU!!!!

  16. Thank you for this article. I’m a journalist at one of Baltimore’s top news stations and I’ve been wondering how to connect on social media with like minded individuals.

    1. Congrats!Fellow journalist! I’m in the same boat! connecting gets difficult at times!

  17. Nia Hughes says:

    Great article! I love seeing all of my fellow female black journalists!

  18. Necole, you are such a light for us women…mind, body and soul. As a new entrepreneur, I am constantly on the hunt for guidance. This was perfect for me. Thank you for trusting your vision enough to change your brand. It was good before, but it is exceptional now.

  19. Lovely. Im probably at 100 going on 200

  20. I needed to hear this!

  21. Jasmine says:

    Gives me hope as I complete application number 348

  22. Dee says:

    Amazing article!!! I’m truly enjoying the new site.

  23. OHHyeaHer says:

    Such an inspiring article…thank you so much for sharing!!!

  24. LoudestWhisper19 says:

    Thank you video cards! That is genius! Definitely going to have to consider that for future interviews!


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