Here’s another story of how one job seeker got her job. This ones comes from Kari Morlock who currently works at Vascasa Rentals as a PR Coordinator. She actually gives us a peek into her many job search experiences. In 2004-2008 I was attending Boise State University seeking an undergrad degree in general business management. While I attending BSU in August 2008 I landed a job at a major vacation ownership company. It felt like opportunities were endless with that company. Then the bottom fell out of the economy and my employer, who at one point would finance everybody for $20k+ loans to buy their product had to stop doing so. The week I took my finals to graduate college I found out my job of 4 years would be no more. I decided to take the freedom that having my degree gave me (not being tied down to Boise) and run with it so I packed my bags and moved to the nearest city with a branch office and go to work for them doing phone sales. This was new to me, and I was met with immediate success! Soon I realized what I was telling people wasn’t necessarily 100% true and rather a quite embellished version of the truth. In October 2010 I finally decided working for my current employer was no longer right for me. I struggled to find anything worthwhile for quite sometime. In 2012 I decided to go back to BSU to get more education in IT and Supply Chain Management. During this time I worked for the BSU help desk for the department of Information Technology for around $9/hour. It was hard to make that, but I did it for the experience. In August 2013, I was browsing for a suitable position. I thought there has to be something out there for me! I am a hard worker, I have paid my dues, I’m highly educated, I was even in the Army and made sergeant in less than 5 years there HAS TO be SOMETHING ! I responded to a Craigslist ad. They were looking for a marketer that knew HTML. That was me! They also mentioned they were one of the fastest growing vacation rental companies so I instantly felt a connection. I had an interview with Eric, who I later learned was the CEO. He hired me on the spot. This position was a marketing intern and paid $12/hour. I also soon learned this wasn’t just your typical company…They had grown from 1 rental in 2009 to around 800 in 2013 and they were going to need to *hire a person a day between now and July 2014*. I may have started as an intern making $12/hour but I worked hard; I accepted the many varied challenges that came my way, and I was soon rewarded. Eric, the CEO of the company asked me to head up our PR efforts.This was a huge opportunity, and I do not plan to take it lightly. This added opportunity also came with a huge raise, and it just goes to prove persistence and willingness to work pays off! I now feel like all the struggles and hardships I have went through since being laid off in 2008 have been worth it and all that led up to this has led me to be exactly where I am meant to be! :) The side story here is Vacasa is looking for more people like me and having trouble finding enough people for these positions where you can quickly prove yourself and be recognized for your talents! I hope to help inspire people with my story to never give up! Thanks for sharing your story Kari.