Time to face the “Real world”…

Right now I am quite literally the happiest girl in the world! After a couple of months of job hunting, I have finally landed myself a 10 week paid work placement at KMS Components as a marketing assistant, in Cardiff – with the chance of extending my contract at the end!  Yes, that’s right, my dreams finally came true, and I am moving back to my beloved city thanks to GO Wales.

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After a fairly short interview at KMS Components on Monday, I was pleasantly surprised at how interested they were in me, and what I could bring to the position. I was asked to write a short marketing copy, as a test of my writing capabilities. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever written; although I think maybe I made it out to be a lot harder in my head than it actually was. Nevertheless, I managed to put something together. It couldn’t have been that bad, as the next day I received a phone call from the company telling me they would like to offer me the position! Obviously, I jumped at the chance, and I start on Monday!

I do not own this image As exciting as this all is, I probably didn’t think this through too well. I may need somewhere to live! Currently staying with a friend, but now the job hunt is over, I’m now flat hunting. I’ve found a strong possibility, so fingers crossed, I’ll move into my new flat in a couple of weeks.

I haven’t stopped grinning since yesterday, although I will miss my parents, friends and obviously my dogs. I feel as though I’ve just come back home and now I’m leaving all over again.

Exciting and challenging prospects lie ahead for me, but I know I’m definitely ready to make it on my own in “The real world”!

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Not quite experienced…

Today is A-level results day; thousands of students finding out if they are the last generation of £3,000 tuition fees, or whether they will be facing the wrath of the governments bid to essentially bankrupt people before they’ve even entered the working world. Or worse still, try and get a job.

When I was younger, university graduates were seen to be, intelligent, ambitious, sort- after employees. Today we’re considered inexperienced, overambitious, and nothing particularly special.  For the past three years I have been working extremely hard for a degree I am especially proud of, whilst loading my CV with numerous work experience placements and part time jobs. Now I am looking for that opportunity, that one chance to demonstrate my skills I have gained but no-one wants to know.

I have lost count at how many jobs I have applied for; I actually think my CV is in every town/city across the South of England and Wales. Yet not one company can see past my graduate status.

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If I am perfectly honest I am getting bored of the vicious circle of needing experience to gain experience and starting to wonder whether getting a job is even possible anymore!

Patience is a virtue (apparently) but I’ve always wanted everything done yesterday which is probably one of my biggest downfalls. Nevertheless I am persistent and shall continue on the job hunt, and fingers crossed someone will appreciate the standing of a graduate once again.

Wish me luck!