Announcement


Just a short little post to announce that… I finally got my first “big girl” job!

I’m the newest Public Relations Strategist at a small marketing and PR company in Greenville, South Carolina. I just received the news a few days ago and am still brimming with excitement! The job could not be more perfect, and on top of that, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Greenville. Imagine a charming southern town with beautiful architecture, fantastic restaurants, quaint shops, and a hopping nightlife.

In less than two weeks, I’ll be making the move from Charlotte to my new city!

However, the job hunt DEFINITELY wasn’t a cake walk.

There were many times when I cried out of frustration, certain that I’d never get a job!

And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my experience, it’s this:

This summer I applied to dozens of jobs, wrote what felt like hundreds of cover letters, and went on several interviews. When I still didn’t have a job, I was seriously starting to lose hope. I was restless at home and anxious to start a career that I had worked hard for in college. I began to think I would be stuck at home forever… and that something was wrong with me!
But God knew what He was doing.
I first learned about Greenville through my friend Beth’s blog {Shenanigans of a Southern Redhead}. (Pssst… she’s the funniest girl ever. Go check out her blog!) Anyways, Beth really encouraged me to look for a job in Greenville and gave me a ton of leads. It was a long process, but I simply happened to stumble upon this PR job at the exact right moment. Things began to fall into place, but there was still a lot of waiting involved. I had to rely on God so much just to get through a single day! God constantly reminded me that His plan was greater than my plan… and you know what? He was right.
If you’re waiting for something to happen, are frustrated with your life, or seeking change, have hope! God’s plan for us is bigger and better than anything we could have imagined ourselves. His timing is always perfect. My adventure in the “real world” is just beginning, and I’m so excited to have all of you along for the ride.
Love,
Cait

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  1. Congratulations and good luck with your move! I have heard great things about Greenville!

    9.20.12Reply
  2. Congratulations!!!! How exciting! You will love Greenville! I went to college there (Furman) and then stayed and worked for a year afterward while doing my master's. Make sure to live close to downtown – there are lots of cute apartments (the Lofts are so nice) that are pretty reasonably priced. Congrats again!

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  3. Congratulations to you!!!

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  4. Congratulations!!! Ahhh, next time I'm on the way home from my grandparents, we're having a meet up! I always drive through Greenville! πŸ™‚

    9.20.12Reply
  5. i'm so excited for you! if anyone knows how hard it is to find a job after college it's me. it took me a like 2 years to get my first "big girl" job. i'm so happy everything worked out for you in Greenville as I knew it would. can't wait to show you around. πŸ™‚

    9.20.12Reply
  6. Congrats!! My husband worked in Greenville for awhile right out of college and absolutely loved it. I'm sad that you're leaving my city, but I know you'll be a huge success! Maybe we can meet up before you leave? πŸ™‚

    9.20.12Reply
  7. Congratulations on your first "big girl" job and big move! That's so exciting!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

    9.20.12Reply
  8. Congratulations, darling! That's so so exciting! ENJOY this new and exciting adventure!

    9.20.12Reply
  9. Yay! Huge congratulations, such an exciting new chapter πŸ™‚

    9.20.12Reply
  10. Yay, for God's plan unfolding!!! Congrats on the new job and move!

    9.20.12Reply
  11. Congrats girly! I know the feeling of frustration with job hunts… Been there, done that many times! But God has always provided! You are going to LOVE Greenville. I have lots of family that lives there and I love to visit. It's a beautiful Southern City. πŸ™‚

    9.20.12Reply
  12. Congrats in your job and yes God's timing is perfect. Greenville sounds so pretty!

    9.20.12Reply
  13. Awww congratulations!! Job hunting is always very stressful, so I'm happy it's done for you! Good luck with your move, can't wait to see photos of what sounds like a beautiful town!

    9.20.12Reply
  14. Congratulations on your new job. I swear landing that first "big girl" job is one of the proudest moments of a lifetime.

    I've heard Greenville is gorgeous so I'm sure you'll love it. SO many new things in such a short period of time. Get ready for a fun ride πŸ™‚

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  15. Anonymous

    Amazing news!! Congratulations πŸ™‚

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS! I know that job hunting is so hard emotionally, and how great you feel once you finally find something. AND it's a great job to boot! I'm so excited for you!!!

    9.20.12Reply
  17. Congrats, that's such exciting news! Moving to a new city will be such a great recharge too…I've heard wonderful things about Greenville!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

    9.20.12Reply
  18. 1. Beth is precious!
    2. YAYAYAYAY on the new job! I learned the lesson in a weird way, too. My job kind of fell into my lap at the most random time–so unexpected after months of "trying to figure it out". I've been sad that I didn't get to do the big "post college" adventure to a new city (and so jealous of yours!!) But I am hoping God has that in store in my future!

    Congrats, again!

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  19. Congratulations! Greenville is awesome!

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  20. Congratulations!! I love the designs in this post! So cute! Good luck with your move! πŸ™‚

    9.20.12Reply
  21. Congrats and welcome to South Carolina! I'm in Charleston! xoxo http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

    9.20.12Reply
  22. Congratulations!! How exciting!

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  23. SOOOOO exciting! Congratulations girl! I'm proud of you. Greenville is a fantastic city!

    9.20.12Reply
  24. Congrats! You'll love Greenville!

    9.20.12Reply
  25. Congratulations! I can't wait to hear all about your new job and move!

    9.20.12Reply
  26. Congratulations Caitlin! How exciting – I'm so happy for you. And what a good reminder about God's Timing. Can't wait to hear more about your new adventures!!

    9.20.12Reply
  27. Congratulations!!!
    And you're right…everything happens as it should…we don't all know the masterplan but that's what hope is for.
    XOXO

    9.20.12Reply
  28. CONGRATS!! And what a great message πŸ™‚ It's good to be reminded of that every now and again. Good luck with the move and starting your awesome job!

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  29. It's time to celebrate! I will have a glass of champagne for you tonight!!! πŸ™‚ So happy and proud of you! Now go knock their socks off!!!!

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  30. So exciting! Congratulations!!

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  31. Congratulations!! Greenville is so wonderful I absolutely adore it! If you don't mind me asking what PR firm is it!?!?! you're going to be so great!

    9.20.12Reply
  32. Congratulations, I am so happy for you! I can't wait to hear all about your new job!

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  33. Congrats!!!

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  34. Please do a blogger meet-up in Greenville! Just moved to the 864 as well!

    9.20.12Reply
  35. Congratulations Caitlin! That's so exciting, and it sounds like a great position. Hearing all the mentions of people getting new jobs makes me want to consider making a jump.

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  36. Congrats! Good luck with the move πŸ™‚

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

    9.21.12Reply
  37. So excited for you Caitlyn. Greenville is a great city, and you'll do great in your new career. Can't wait to stay in touch.

    9.21.12Reply
  38. Congrats girl! Big fan of Greenville – I went to Clemson, so I know the area well. Let me know if you have any questions. I even had a PR firm in Greenville one summer – you'll absolutely love it. Congrats and best of luck!

    9.21.12Reply
  39. Congratulations Cait! So happy for you!

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  40. Oh my goodness gracious! You're so grown up! This is so fun for you and its going to be a fantastic experience.
    I love the reassurance of knowing something good is bound to happen no matter how long you've been waiting πŸ™‚

    Congrats again! And thanks for sharing
    xx

    9.21.12Reply
  41. Cait congrats! I can't wait to hear all about it. God definitely knows what he's doing (even if we don't!)! I'm so happy for you!

    9.21.12Reply
  42. Best wishes and congratulations!

    9.21.12Reply
  43. Congratulations! So happy for you!

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  44. congrats and good luck

    9.21.12Reply
  45. Yay, I'm so happy for you! Sounds like a dream! πŸ™‚

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  46. Congrats girl πŸ™‚ Everything happens for a reason.

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  47. congrats girl! best of luck!!!!! Can't wait to hear more about it.

    9.23.12Reply
  48. Congratulations! So glad you found the perfect first job following the stressful recruitment process. xA

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  49. I love this whole post! Thrilled for you girl! I'm hoping for a little something to keep falling into place on the job front too – and you're right – Everything is in God's plan for a reason! Looking forward to hearing about the move and new job! Congrats!!

    9.24.12Reply
  50. Congrats on getting the job! AMH's mother lives in Greenville and we absolutely love visiting. It is such a wonderful city and I'm so excited for you that you'll be starting out there! xoxo

    9.24.12Reply
  51. Congratulations! I absolutely love Greenville, SC–it is the perfect quaint Southern town!

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  52. OMG congrats girl! This part of my life starts in exactly one year and I am so nervous :/ I love love love your blog though and I will probably be stalking you from here on out to read all about your first PR job experiences! Ahhh so exciting, I'm so jealous! πŸ™‚

    9.25.12Reply
  53. Wow, congratulations Cait!!! So exciting I am so happy for you–but I am sure you must have some nerves too, but I love the story, and it all working out at the right time–God is working all the time, most the time we forget that He's working in and through things in our lives.
    I hope you find peace and contentment there–:) Good luck with the move, I know you have a lot of support and love around you.

    p.s. I love the new Kate Spade bag your parents bought you for your new adventure!

    9.26.12Reply
  54. Yay Greenville! You are going to love it!

    9.28.12Reply
  55. How exciting! Congrats! God is good!

    9.28.12Reply
  56. Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS! πŸ™‚ That is such exciting news.

    10.1.12Reply
  57. congrats!! that is so exciting!! i've heard wonderful things about greenville!! yay — so proud of you!! xoxo

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  58. Anonymous

    I've been in the same position as you for the past few months, graduated from college, sending tons of resumes and cover letters, living at home and feeling like there is no end. CONGRATULATIONS to you!! I am so happy for you! This post is truly a great reminder for me that God does have a plan, even if it's not ours! Thank you! Have to look at the positive side of these things. Can't wait to hear all about the move and the new job! Your outfit for the first day was ADORABLE!

    xx Liz
    http://sharpmindsthinkalike.blogspot.com/

    10.2.12Reply
  59. Congrats! I'm a new reader and saw you on this hive. I currently live in Greenville and work a little in Charlotte. Small world =) Hope you're enjoying SC.

    Amy

    10.4.12Reply
  60. CONGRATS! We are the same person with the frustration about jobs but God always has a plan and let's hope I find my place soon.

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