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Self employed

Nanny

September 2017 • Draper, UT

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

If you’re interested in a nanny job, or one where you’re involved with other people’s children, I highly suggest that you make sure your style of teaching and disciplining is compatable with the style of the parents you’ll be working with.
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Nanny

April 2017 - August 2018 • Traverse City, MI

What I liked

I liked being self-employed and the hours fit my lifestyle.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed in Detroit over the summer.

Advice

Do a job that is rewarding.
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Lawn Care Worker

May 2017 • Virginia Beach, VA

What I liked

Money

What I wish was different

Money

Advice

Dont do it for free
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Music Teacher

December 2018 - August 2019 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

Sharing beauty of the art with others who had similar passions

What I wish was different

More students.

Advice

Patience is key, practice makes perfect.
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Metallurgy

April 2019 • Bethlehem, PA

What I liked

This was for a joint presentation with my fiancee, a PhD student at John's Hopkins: "An Experimental Approach to Ancient Egyptian Metalworking." It was an Excellent opportunity to explore my personal interest in ancient metallurgy by putting together a presentation for the American Research Center in Egypt DC Chapter meeting. I enjoyed the chance to work with my fiancee, who is also interested in metal casting technology, to recreate an ancient Egyptian sistrum, a musical instrument, in bronze. We sourced material and after countless hours of research and preparation enlisted the help of my grandfather, Bill, who worked in the R&D department at Bethlehem steel. Together, we cast several bronze sistrum handles to effectively recreate this instrument.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more time to research, create, and prepare our joint presentation. I also wish we had more resources available to do more castings.

Advice

Take advantage of any opportunity to dig deeper into your own research interests, you never know who else is also Interested in them or what doors it may open for you.
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Landscaping Worker

July - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

advertising and scheduling my own work

What I wish was different

I had more time to advertise for better quality jobs.

Advice

Look for landscape work that is the most valuable in time.
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Film Producer

January 2012 • Rexburg, ID

What I liked

I get to choose my own hours, work late at night, and I am not worried about other office complications.

What I wish was different

I wish I could earn enough to counter the situation of not having benefits like a employee job.

Advice

Are you motivated? Can you work outside the hours of 9-5? Do you have management skills. If you have any of those, maybe consider owning your own business. It's a lot of hard work, but its totally worth it in the end!
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landscaping

March 2016 - August 2019 • Levittown, PA

What I liked

The freedom of the schedule, being active while working, and being trusted to complete the job to my best abilities without being constantly being observed

What I wish was different

Took better care of my body while doing the work. landscaping is physically strenuous and wish I had better posture while working to prevent injuries that occured

Advice

It is not a very complex line of work but requires great amounts of work ethic, as well as being willing to do long hours in harsh weather
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Private Tutor

August 2012 • Alpine, UT

What I liked

Flexibility of schedule and enjoyment of subjects (math and physics).

What I wish was different

I wish clients would take Summer classes more seriously instead of using me as a crutch to make it through classes. There were many that I could see the determination and they proved it every time we met, but there were some that only cared about scraping by and it was apparent. It was likely due to not enjoying the subject.

Advice

If you are good at math or physics, offer your help. There are plenty of people in need of tutoring and it's difficult to get to all of them.
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House Painter

April 2017 • Lehi, UT

What I liked

got to choose my jobs and hours

What I wish was different

hard to find jobs sometimes

Advice

Make connections with other handymen/contractors because referrals to others always result in referrals for you.
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Free Photographer

July 2019 • Twin Cities, MN

What I liked

I get to meet beautiful families from all over the twin cities and record beautiful everlasting moments!

What I wish was different

Absolutely nothing! Free photography is absolutely amazing!

Advice

Giving is always better than receiving! Here is my website to see all the beautiful families that I had the pleasure of meeting especially for this holiday season. www.givewithchandra.com
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Founder/CEO

March 2017 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

As an individual who is self motivated and enjoys freedom in what I do being able to work for myself was an experience that not many people my age get to have. I would work some weeks for over 100 hours and others would not work more than 10 hours. Having the freedom to schedule and have my results be direct results of my work was a rewarding experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would encourage anyone who has a dream or a passion to find a way to fulfill that, and if possible monetize it. Being able to enjoy what you do for work especially at a time where you can have that freedom with limited risk is something many people look over and down the road wish they had pursued.
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Care Giver

June - August 2019 • Encinitas, CA

What I liked

It was a job where i worked closely with my family.

What I wish was different

Wish I could have stayed with the job longer. Sadly I was caregiving for my late grandfather and he passed away a couple of months after I started.

Advice

Don't take your family for granted, nor your time with them. Always do your best until the very end and you'll be rewarded.
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Nanny

May 2016 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I liked that my job was only 2 days a week, so I still felt like I had enough time to relax and do my summer classes without being too overwhelmed. I have been a nanny for the same family for 4 years, and I love those kiddos with my whole heart, and I always enjoy getting to invest in them and their futures.

What I wish was different

I wish I wouldn't have taken so many naps. I have been having some health issues for a while and my body was always really worn out, so I wasn't able to do as many things with them that I have done in the past.

Advice

Working with kids in general is an incredibly rewarding experience. You have the opportunity to make a big difference in your life, and I can confidently say they have made a difference in my life as well. I have learned so much over the years and I would do it all over again if I could. They get so happy when they see me, and it warms my heart. Seeing how they have grown as human beings has been such a joy. The youngest was a baby when I started and is now a big old 4 year old, so I have watched her from the beginning and seeing her develop into the sweet little angel she is has been so cool. Knowing that I have had an impact on who she is, is something extraordinary! I highly recommend you spend time with kids in any way you can. Even if you don't like them, they will for sure teach you some sort of valuable lesson.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Gardnerville, NV

What I liked

I loved getting to help out young mothers needing to run errand s and work. I also enjoyed being able to spend time with children.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to schedule more people to nanny for.

Advice

Plan your summer job before you go home for the summer
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Swim lessons

May - August 2019 • Norwell, MA

What I liked

Choosing my own hours

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It was great to be self employed
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Construction

December 2017 • Lafayette, IN

What I liked

I liked being able to create my own schedule.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Hair Stylist

September 2016 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

Being my own boss

What I wish was different

Increasing my prices to what I’m worth

Advice

If you can be your own boss definitely do it. It was so good knowing i work on my own time
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Algebra Tutor

May 2019 • Phoenixville, PA

What I liked

Working with students

What I wish was different

More students

Advice

Its nice to set your own schedule
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Construction working

May - August 2019 • Grand Haven, MI

What I liked

I liked having hands on work that I could make progress on and complete rewarding tasks

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved my job.

Advice

It’s very hard work but if you’re determined and hard working you will be successful at it.
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