After college, while searching for a record deal, J.Cole got a job as an ad salesman at a newspaper and as a bill collector.
Another odd job Cole had was as a salesman for a newspaper. But he wasn't very good at it, he never actually sold an actual ad and his coworker would let Cole get credit for his sales just to put some numbers on the board.
Cole wasn't much better at bill collecting either. He confessed that he found it to be depressing work because he would hear such sad stories about how people couldn't pay their bills. He even admitted that sometimes he couldn't even muster the courage to ask people for the money they owed.