After being gainfully unemployed for approximately 3 weeks I have found work again within my target industry of hospitality. On my post about the part time job search I mentioned that I wanted to simply work in this industry to meet some new people, make a few bucks, and get some exercise. Honestly, I’d rather have fun and make a little less than sit in a cubicle for a few extra grand.
At this point I’m not too focused on the career track and care more about a few side projects I’m working on because there’s much more upside. Ironically enough I’ll be making more at this job than sitting behind a desk anyways which I’ll pour the extra into investments as a hedge and continue to live a minimalist lifestyle. Maybe I’ll start a shark fund!
So mission accomplished. I will be starting at one of the busiest restaurants in Waikiki in the near future which will more than cover my living expenses while I continue to build other streams of income both online and offline.
So, here’s what I did:
- 27 applications (4 online 23 walk-ins)
- 6 interviews
- 5 follow up calls
- 8 thank you cards
Since the restaurant is right in the heart of Waikiki (less than one block from the beach) I’ll also get to meet a ton more people near where I live and gain a ton of more ideas for content relating to the Waikiki site.
Although I do write quite a bit about choosing the entrepreneurial path I think that the social and sometimes structural benefits of having a job are worthwhile. More than anything having the ability to constantly interact with others is what I’m looking forward to in this job. I’ll write a few more posts for the Job Hunting series in the near future, but posted this short one today since I’ve been pretty busy this weekend.
Hope you’re also enjoying your weekend!