Starting In NYC
So you want to make it in NYC? Excellent. New York is an incredible place to start your career. Everything is here. Media, Fashion, Art, Finance, Tech and more. You can find any job here. Isn’t that cool? It’s just all at your fingertips. As long as you can “break in.” That’s NOT the easy part but it IS doable. With a few pro tips, you can learn how to “make it” in New York.
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. So Frank Sinatra says – And I think that’s sooo true. It’s a hard market because it’s so competitive, but it really can benefit you if you stick with it.
Here’s How to Kick Ass in NYC:
1. Be willing to start anywhere – even answering phones through a temp agency is a place to start.
2. Network like hell. Getting a job is not about what you know, it’s about who you know. So know good people.
3. Figure out where to live. It’s OK to live in Queens. Frugal can be sexy when you’re first starting out.
4. Put those blinders on to avoid what other paths people are on. You are on your own path. Own it.
5. Move here. You won’t find a job on your mom’s couch in Kansas. Take the leap of faith and move here – finding a job will become much easier.
6. New York is stressful! Establish a routine to make you happier and healthier.
7. Find the deals so you can save as much money as possible – you’ll need it. And be smart with the money you have.
8.Your first job won’t be your dream job. It will be your first job. It’s worth just getting started.
9. Side hustle. If you don’t get a way to express yourself in your day job, find a side hustle where you do.
10. Enjoy your time in New York. However long or short, it’s going to be a ride of a lifetime. Be patient with yourself – it’s worth it to stick it out.
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I’m here for YOU. I do this for YOU. I want to help YOU. So please reach out and let me know your questions – I was where you were not that long ago and I worked like hell to get where I am today. I want to give you the tools you need to be successful too.
Go kick ass!
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