The Part Time Job Search is Over

by Ryan

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!

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LeanLifeCoach February 21, 2010 at 3:30 am

Congrats Ryan! Entrepreneurial endeavors are great but you’ve got to pay the bills until you are a billionaire! More power to you.
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Tom | Build That List February 21, 2010 at 3:32 am

Congratulations! That is awesome. Did the job come from a walk-in or an online application? And I am interested in doing a guest post here if you are interested? Let me know!
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David @ MBA briefs February 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Congratulations on finding the job you wanted (although you’re way over-qualified). You should make plenty of great contacts there.
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Arlene February 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Ryan,
Its good to hear that you acquired the specific job that is gear towards the experiences you will need down the road. Who knows who you will meet and interact with to give you not only good ideas, but knowledge that meets your specific needs.
Its a great feeling when that one door opens and you finally walk through it.
Best Wishes
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Jeremy Johnson February 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Your new job will be taking more of your time during the day – would be curious to hear how it affects your side work, if at all. Congrats though, it is nice to have steady income while working on the side dream :)
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Financial Samurai February 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Good stuff man! Any chance it is at a really expensive Japanese restaurant so u can slip me some free sushi, or at least extra wasabi? :)

Sounds like fun!

Investing Newbie February 22, 2010 at 6:22 am

Congrats Ryan! This position is perfect because you can definitely do a lot of research on the job. If anything, you’ll get really close to your potential customer base and find out what they really want out of your website.
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