- The Story of Kate’s Career
- The Importance of Internships
- Work Life Balance
What advice do you have for interns trying to secure their first job?
I was pretty aggressive (appropriately aggressive!) and ambitious because I had made a lot of connections within the company where I was interning. When my internship was coming to an end, I spoke up and said that I really wanted to stay on there. I knew that there was a need for social media within the company and I really wanted to be a part of that moving forward. Those kinds of connections can help you lobby for your position at the company.
How did you build a community around your blog?
At first, I kept my blog really private and didn’t tell my friends or family. I just started writing. As it grew organically and I started receiving positive response from it, that’s when I started growing it more. After about a year of blogging I focused more on growing my audience. You have to build it – they’re not just going to come. It does take time and for me, Instagram is the network that’s helped me grow my blog the most. Engaging with the community on Instagram has helped me to grow it organically in that way.
Key Sound Bites
“Preparation and knowing yourself are the key to organization.”
“Be appropriately aggressive and ambitious when looking for your dream job.”
“When growing your audience, remember that you have to build it. They’re not just going to come!”