- Got a job – other jobseekers, take heart
So been on the job hunt since July.
Spent countless hours typing out application forms and had 7 unsuccessful interviews. Very disheartening, especially when they don’t give feedback when requested.
I’ll be honest, it affected me mentally – self worth takes a knock and trimming the sails financially really drops the head, you can’t look much into the future.
However, today I finally got exactly what I was looking for – 3 days a week working for a charity, £5k more than I was on before and a tidy 16 miles each way on pretty flat (mostly) bike paths (Edinburgh->Inverkeithing)
Can finally relax and exhale.
I know there’s a few other folk on here looking for work, so I guess just to let you know that even though it can seem pretty hopeless…. it can work out.
Also, have savings and eat vegetarian. Will get you through longer than you think!
Can’t wait for a burger tonight!Posted 3 years agoyourguitarheroMember
Aye, thanks guys.
It’s for 10 months minimum so with my current austerity etc I’ll be able to rebuild the savings massively – just in time to be out of work again!
I feel for you other guys looking for work – I know how hard it is intimately. I’ve often felt hopeless with it and in fact, had given up on doing applications and was just gonna deliveroo for a bit for beer and food money.
Mental health was starting to get affected.
This job was weird though – got knocked backed after interviewing for them for a marketing role but got a call asking me to look at another contract position they had on offer as I had technical skills they’d clocked in my initial interview.Posted 3 years ago
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