Hi everyone. I realize it has been kind of quiet on the blog lately, and I apologize for that. Between work and school, I am finding it harder and harder to find the time to write a blog post, but I want to try and get back into the habit. I enjoy using my blog as a place to think and write because it helps me when it comes to writing papers for school.
I am happy to announce that since my last blog post I secured employment. It took me a long time, but I am happy to be working again. I was unemployed for 18 months. That is a long time to be unemployed, and I know that other people have been unemployed even longer. I wish those people and anyone else who is trying to find a job the best of luck. I understand how hard it can be sometimes.
I decided to takes a sales job. Well, I did not exactly decide to do it, I just happened to apply for a place that asks their employees to sell. I have never really been comfortable with selling, so I worried that the new job would not work out too well. Boy was I wrong. I discovered I have a knack for selling stuff because of my open and friendly attitude, and I owe it to a technique that I have been working on since I started. Basically, I do not try to sell people anything. Instead, I look at my job as one of educating people. Let me explain.
I sell computers, printers, and other electronics items. One thing that many people do is head to a store only thinking about purchasing the one item that they want. Unfortunately, they do not consider the other possiblities. For example, you want a new computer, but have you thought about the type of software you might need on this new computer like an antivirus or antispyware? That’s where I discuss things with my customers and point out the other things to consider. Need a new printer? Have you thought about the need for a printer cable? How old is your current printer cable? Things like that are what I do. Yes, I do offer additional items for people to consider, but when I look at it from the point of trying to help the customer make the most of their purchase rather than selling them additional stuff, I approach it differently. I think my customers enjoy the approach too.
Not only have I started a new job, but I am also working on my bachelor’s degree now in Web Development. I just finished obtaining my associate’s degree in Web Design, and I decided to continue with my education. I love it, but I have to work on a few more generals before I get to jump into learning stuff like php, .net, and database programming just to name a few of the things that I look forward to learning. I am excited, but the bachelor’s level program is much more demanding than the associate’s level. I know I can handle it though.
So, that is my update for now. I will check in again very soon. I have some updates on my own Minecraft server, some observations about computer stuff, and anything else that comes to mind. Check back again soon!