Hello SOTGC community,
I wanted to share a story about how golf helped get me a job. A little over a year ago I moved to San Diego to start highheelgolfer, but my cash flow was dwindling so I had to go out and find a part time job to pay the bills. I figured it would be a piece of cake to find a serving job with my experience but to my surprise it was actually really hard. I decided to take a break from job hunting and go play golf at Torrey pines, I asked the starter to pair me up with some cool people who were decent at golf and sure enough I got to the first tee and there were 3 handsome guys waiting for me.
At no point during this round did I bring up my job hunt, I just wanted to play golf, plus highheelgolfer usually comes up more on the golf course than anything else, but I was fun and I had great etiquette and impeccable golf knowledge. By the end of the round we were all grabbing beers and swapping phone numbers to play again. After 20 min or so I announced to the guys I had to leave to go downtown for a few interviews. One of the guys was intrigued and asked what for, when I told him it was for a serving job, without hesitation he said “wait a sec let me call my old boss and see if he is hiring.”
Sure enough they were and I now had an interview in 2 hours…nd 3 days later I had a job!
So as you can see I got really lucky but at the same time I created my own luck. I forced myself to go meet new people on the golf course and built up relationships with total strangers and got them to want to play golf with me again without asking for anything in return. And in the end I just told them why I had to leave instead of asking if anyone had any leads for jobs. People will offer to help if they can, if they like you and feel like they can vouch for you.
The golf course just provides a venue where all of that can happen faster than normal.
Disclaimer: all deals on the golf course aren’t always made as quickly as mine was. Bigger deals may take more time especially if there is more competition. And some deals may be a total surprise like mine, I didn’t seek out to find a job through golf that day but it just happened to work out that way.
If y’all have any more questions feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. You can even just like it on Facebook if you actually liked it of course.
Till next time,