Tag Archives: Job

Traveling home

30 Nov

It was weird going back to my home town, this place where I had spent 18 plus years of my life, and seeing it through different eyes.

Now I was the tourist, the person who drove in just to see the holiday parade. (Which was fantastic by the way, there was a group that motorized their recliners!) To see friends, hang out at the local water hole. It was strange, going back to Hanford, attending these events I saw that while it was nice to reminisce this part of my life was over. And it was time for new adventures to begin.

Emerging into adulthood is a interesting transition, and it comes with its peaks and pits. Now, as I am about to graduate from CSU Chico its time I decided what I am going to do with my life. The dream is to work for a agriculture company promoting local food, or better yet just being able to promote farming in general. The good news is that I’m young, and the bulk of my journey (hopefully) is still in front of me.

So while it was nice to go and see some old friends and appreciate where I come from its exciting to see the adventure ahead.

Stay warm,

Kristen

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30 Day Blog Challenge: The Hunt for a Job

3 Nov

Recently I have been on the hunt for a job, which should be easy considering the holiday season and all.

Yet I fail to consider that college kids in addition to those who like to like extra shifts in the holiday season. So the question is how to agriculture students stand out in the midst of everyone who is applying for jobs.

Make your agriculture experience work for you. For example if a someone raised animals through organizations like 4-H or FFA then that directly translates into:

  • Communication skills
  • Dedication
  • Problem solving skills
  • Hardworking
  • And public speaking skills

The trick (that I have learned over time) is to apply the skills that you have, and realize that over time how the experiences no matter how minuscule have shaped your life. The early morning experiences of feeding animals made you hardworking (and gave me a strong appreciation for coffee), and when loading animals to take the fair made you the ultimate problem solver.

These experiences make applying for job relatable no matter what the position. It may seem like figuring how much hay you need for the rest of the month isn’t a employable skill, but I swear it is. In fact some might call it math.

Have a great rest of your weekend,

Kristen