I have now been leading the ‘Graduate-Life’ for three weeks and in that time have seen many people on my course land event jobs seamlessly right after finishing the course.
I however have achieved the following in the last 3 weeks; moved back home, got sunburnt from spending ages outside in the sun *without wearing sun cream*
, joined the gym, started my ‘part-time job
‘, worked on & had the first #EventBlogChat
, plus spent many hours in London as well as hanging out with friends.
You may note that I haven’t written down the vital ‘applied for jobs’ sentence! Well yes, I made the decision to take a small break before I went full speed into the job hunt. However the sudden rush of free time has meant i’ve been quite complacent and un-motivated to do much at all, suddenly the prospect of applying for jobs when I am still unsure of the direction and area of events I want to work in has been quite a lot to deal with!
Sadly seeing other graduates suddenly start their new event jobs has not been the most helpful, rather then motivating me to start the application process it made me want to curl up and play sims 3 for many hours! I know that some people will find job within weeks on finishing uni and for others it will take a few months but sadly that doesn’t fill me with motivation at this point in time; however my copy of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In for Graduates came in the post a few days ago and after reading a few chapters it has kicked me into gear. I’ve been waiting to purchase the book for quite a while, ever since I heard a new addition was being published aimed towards graduates & especially after I heard all the great reviews on the original Lean In book.
JOB HUNT AIMS:
I am trying to be realistic with the job hunt mainly because I am a realist, but also because I have seen friends graduate over a year ago who are still struggling to find a job.
Ideally I want to have a job in 6 months time, which would be around November, I am not setting that goal in stone because I am all too aware of how things might *and will* change in that time, but an ideal situation is that I am back in the employment game before the end of 2014!
Some of you may think that 6 months is a long time but I am going to direct you to the three videos below from these three brilliant ladies, Lex Croucher
, Rosianna Halse Rojas
and Sanne Vliegenthart
. I not only think that they give some great advice but they are also fantastic at giving some motivation to tackle the job hunt!
So over the next month I shall start applying for all the jobs which really interest me! Lets hope for some responses!