Are you scared of job interviews?
You're not alone.
In fact, our next JasSuccess guest has the same fear.
"It was never easy. I'm not confident with interviews.."
Not only that.
"It wasn't easy finding the right clients."
So how did she overcome all these challenges?
How did she able to find her ideal clients?
Was she able to leave her corporate job for good?
Freelancing Gave Me More Freedom and More Time To Take Care of Myself - JSU 07072021
Jenn Seprado worked as an IT and Admin Assistant, in a Corporate Industry. She only stayed in a company for a year or two. She even called herself a “job hopper”.
A graduate of IT but she never learned how to build a website, or even WordPress. She was just focused on computer networking and system administration part.
Now she's working for a US-based web agency, building websites for them and their clients.
How were you able to sell yourself and your skills knowing that you are a very shy woman and know that you need to learn more?
For me to practice my skills when it comes to designs and building websites, I invested time and built my portfolio while doing research. And from there, I learned a lot.
After earning from small gigs (from Upwork), I bought some courses related to websites.
When it comes to my application, sometimes I make a sample for my client then I will ask them if they liked it or if it fits their needs. I will include the sample in my proposal or cover letter.
What made you decide to invest so much in Freelancing?
Because I was so interested in WordPress, I decided to loan a computer and I said to myself, no turning back. Because if I fail, I don’t know where to go. I really don’t want to go back to connecting telephone wires again.
Why were you attracted to WordPress?
To be honest, I think other freelancing courses mostly need interaction with the clients. Since I am struggling when it comes to interviewing, I have decided to focus on websites (WordPress).
My thinking was, if I am good at building websites, maybe they will no longer need an interview.
How did you overcome your fear since you don't have experience as a VA?
Practice. I am more scared of returning to the corporate world than to face the interviews of the clients. So, I have decided to face my fear when it comes to interviews.
My journey was not that easy, especially when it comes to interviews. However, after those experiences, I keep on assessing myself on the areas that I need to improve. I have experienced awkward moments, and that helps me build who I am right now.