from underwriter to copywriter

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Mid December 2010 wss the time when i packed my bags from Insurance. i wanted to be a copywriter. I strongly felt i had it in me but did not have the courage to say a loud good bye to Insurance. Who knows...if fate turns me back...if luck gives me a unbearable tough time....if i had to compromise with my aspirations for sake of financial security of me and my family...yesterday ..i saw flickering light at the end of the 5 month long tunnel....

16 December, 2010 was the time when i packed my bags from Insurance. [16 December is also the name of a Bollywood movie and hence easy to remember for branies like me.] So that was the day, i addressed my send off party attendants that i am 'kind of saying goodbye' to Insurance. I very cleverly (of should it be cowardly) added 'kind of' so that in case things go the wrong way...i could always tell people that ........ though i dont understand what purpose would that have served.

Anyways..i told my dear team that i wished to move into advertising though i didnt have a clue as to how. My dear team came up with lot of good words and wishes for me leaving me happy and confident. I sensed that they wanted to see me achieve what i set off for, as much as i wanted the same. So during this long wait, when the dark clouds loomed large, i felt dejected not just for me but for them as well, since if i loose...my pals might loose faith in themselves... that they too could follow their dreams and catch the boat soooner or later. If i loose, they might loose their courage and confidence, they might surrender to fate, they might prostrate before the serpent called financial security....which i didn't want them or anyone to. All through this, one supreme fact got reinforced in my spirit - One can achieve anything. Achieving anything is actually no big deal. The big deal is to know the above and still intend to achieve only that what is really required. In short, to not be greedy, to take what you require, leave ample for others, live with righteousness, have the ability to hold your head high when the race is over for having played it the right way. The last question is not where you reached, how long did you travel but how did you travel... what did you make your trip to be- for you and for others.

January 2011 was spent in enjoying my biggest break from work. Feb and March 2011 - i was expecting a revert from two acquaintances which didnt finally work out. A friend of mine gave me some insights towards March end. After 1st week of April, i send out my resumes to countless companies - big and small. All those companies who claimed about being open towards talent-from-other-Industry if 'you have THE passion' were nowhere to be heard. Not even an interview call. Why these dishonest claims on their websites then??? Just rip'em off. My sincere respects to those who dared to call me for an interview...not becoz they called 'me' per se but becoz they dared to dare..they dared to walk their talk. My very first interview in the 3rd week of Apirl 2011 was a disaster.. i could barely open my mouth... the guy politely ripped me apart and said i had a long way to go. He was kind enough to suggest me some courses and give me a reality check. He was not a hypocrite though for sure. The second one was much better. The creative consultant gave me a half thumbs up...the owner possibly didn't want to risk going ahead with me. The third one - offered me business development in his small ad firm which i thought over for a day and then politely refused as i felt that the guy was not going to give me any copy work even later. The fourth one - a pharma ad company call looked good. But the copy test did not yield much result. Phew... Then i left for a 10 day break to Manali which was god send call to a godly place. After i was back, the fifth one happened - just 3 days back and i might hear from them the coming week. The 6th one happened yesterday and teh interviewing lady might hear from me tomorrow. Meaning the lady offered me work. The interview was possibly the longest i have ever attended. I liked the lady a lot. I liked her persona, her clarity, her honesty. I liked her also becoz she finally offered me a work:). It is not a job yet. I would be on probation for a month or so. But u you know what..i feel a lot relieved. It is not exactly what i set out for. It is a branding and designing agency. But thats fine. It is just 3 years old. I myself can make it into an Advertising cum branding cum designing agency....:) So next week is a new week and brand new one...i am most eagerly awaiting the same....So its a new day..... its a new start..i have been waiting for you ....sing along...Here i am.


Submitted: May 15, 2011

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