I am currently sat in my hoodie and leggings curled up on the sofa, gazing out at this depressing weather. I’m debating whether I need a mid afternoon snack as lunch seems to have not been enough for my bottomless stomach as usual. It’s either that or walk the dog who is currently snoring on the opposite sofa. Welcome to my life.
For those of you who don’t know, I am now unemployed. It’s my first day of said unemployment and I’m already bored. Oh dear. You’d have thought that it’s great having loads of time to yourself but not so much when everyone else is working and the summer weather fails to deliver. I actually have an interview next week which is the only thing keeping me going right now. It’s local and looks like something I’d be interested in but obviously there’s no guarantee I’ll get it in this competitive job market.
So I’m still on the soul destroying job hunt which brings up jobs in London when you search for jobs in Brighton (y tho?) Jobs that require 3 years marketing experience and a 2:1 degree in PR, managerial jobs or 6 month contract jobs or more apprenticeships. It’s a never ending list of of roles that you aren’t qualified for or aren’t in your area.
I can’t even count the number of cover letters I’ve written, the amount I’ve edited my CV to fit to each job specification and then heard nothing back. I’ve chased up a few and they apologise and say they’ve found a suitable candidate which doesn’t happen to be you. I’ve spent hours getting frustrated and crying over how I’m going to be unemployed forever and how life simply isn’t fair.
I’ve known I was going to be unemployed for about 3 months now and have been looking ever since. I’ve cursed myself for not being able to find anything by now but then I think about how competitive the PR industry is (which is the field I want to work in) and I give myself a bit of a break. I know that I’m trying and something will come up, I just have to be patient.
I’ve got lots of time to look now and actually just chill out a bit. I’ve been to the library today and picked up a few books so that will keep me busy. I can go out on walks with the dog and contemplate life. I could try and exercise more or even go to the gym. It’s a nice thought but it won’t happen! My boyfriend also has the summer off from Uni so I’ll get to see him more in between his work. It’s not all bad. I’m cooking my famous curry again tomorrow! I might even bake a cake. Now I have all this freedom, I’m feeling quite adventurous.
I would still quite like a job though, so if anyone knows of any marketing/ PR roles in East Sussex, please let me know! I’m off to get a biscuit or two for motivation…