I remember applying for jobs for quite a while. I didn’t get calls back but my supervisor told me to keep trying and I reminded myself to keep working harder and harder until someone noticed me.
After applying for two straight years, I got a phone call. It was the captain of the Stonyford Fire department and he said: “We were wondering if you’d like to work with us for the season.” I remember getting the phone call while I was at work. Everyone was there in the office and I couldn’t believe it – out of everybody they called me! My supervisor and I were both crying. I told him YES right away, absolutely.