Hello, I'm Nick. Welcome to the system.
This is my first blog aside from a silly project I was required to complete in college. In all honesty, I don't remember what it was about or what it was called but it probably still exists somewhere. It surely had something to do with film theory or critical analysis of some form of mass media as did the majority of my college projects and assignments. You see...I majored in telecommunications at Indiana University in Bloomington with an emphasis on design and production and minors in communication & culture and business. It sounds impressive on paper I must say, but a lack of an internship or extracurricular experience in a media position left me with a lacking resume and little idea as to what kind of career I wanted to pursue.
You may be thinking that this is some self-indulgent ranting and complaining about how I can't find a job and am directionless and it may be, but that's not my purpose. I really don't know what the purpose of this is yet to be perfectly sincere. What I do know, however, is that I am in a point of my life where it's do-or-die. I am a year out of college and do not have a steady job. It's not due to a lack of trying, motivation, or work ethic. In my humble opinion, I possess all of the above. I don't know what makes me different from every other person who is looking for a job, if anything. I don't even know if my situation is peculiar or not. I worked a sales job with a major telecommunications company for about six months before I decided that it was not for me and simply quit. I've always lived with the naive notion that one should not do things that make them miserable. Call me a dreamer.
Don't get me wrong here. I don't expect you to care about any of this (unless you're my girlfriend or a member of my fabulous, gigantic family in which case...how did you get this URL?). I know you have your own problems. But maybe, just maybe, your problems are similar to mine and we can work this out together. I never fancied myself much of a writer but I'm pretty confident that I can keep this semi-interesting. I call this "the system" because I want to explore how this crazy world works. What does it take to land a dream job? Can it be done by being perfectly honest and being 100% you or does it require some lying and exaggeration? I want to believe that honesty and goodness gets you somewhere in this world so I'm going to explore and report my findings. I will be with you throughout my job search and beyond to detail any notable aspect of the process. Beyond that, I want to explore other important aspects of the world: family, art, sports, broken legs, mustaches, etc...
This is more or less a way for me to organize my own thoughts so at this point, it may seem like I'm talking to myself and my thoughts are jumbled. If you made it to this sentence, thanks for reading and I guess I hope this will mean something to someone besides myself. If not, screw you all.