After the disappointment of not getting the job I flew in for, I attended what I called “the career fair to end all career fairs”. I had saved up about 6 weeks of vacation pay to support me from my departure from Florida on September 10th 2000 until whenever I landed something permanent. I had a goal of starting a new job within three weeks.
I stopped over for a couple days in CT on my way to Boston, and decided to plan out some career fairs and locations I’d like to work as I was preparing myself for beginning school the following fall. One fair had about 5 companies I was interested in and others that seemed worth exploring.
In my back pocket I knew I had the vacation pay to wait on, as well as some guaranteed temporary work at the store I managed during my college years in the event nothing turned up right away.
I went to the career fair about 7 days after my last day at Disney. What I walked away with was 3 job offers, links with new companies I had never considered before, and many choices that led me to a decision that helped me get the sales experience I never had before. But there were a few hiccups along the way…