I went to college and have a bachelors in graphic design, but after having 2 jobs in the field I realized it’s not for me. Currently working at a electronics shop, it’s alright but nowhere near what I want to be doing. My whole life I wanted to be a musician, and only recently started applying myself to it. It’s so hard to get anywhere near that industry and I wish I would have started earlier or went to school for it.
But to answer your question, I got my current job through a referral by a store manager who I worked with at an old coffee shop job. I also like to think my personality and skills got me the job, but also I’ve learned there’s SO many people looking for work, that a huge majority of the time connections and nepotism win.