One of the greatest useful pieces of information I read over the past six months was an ebook by Charlie Hoehn on being a Recession Proof Grad. This ebook is basically the magna carta that should be handed to every recent graduate. It should actually be given to everybody! His tactic is basically find something you have interest in, do free work in this area to see if you actually like it, and leverage this time to build a portfolio that will eventually result in your dream job. Sounds too good to be true? Yes if you feel the world has conspired to make your entire life a struggle. Its an innovative approach to job hunting and probably only seems crazy to people who aren’t willing to hustle.
One of the things he talks about is starting a blog. What are the main benefits that I have taken from it? Blogging helps people understand your thinking, your reasoning. Sharing information, teaching, and then perhaps through this meeting interesting people. Also this is the best way for me to improve my writing skills.
If you liked the ebook, check this guys blog too. One of his posts that resonated with me was his reference to a scene in the movie, Dark Knight, involving the Joker talking to Harvey Dent:
“Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just DO things… I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are.”