26 June 2013

''If at first you don't succeed, try and try again''

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If you've been following my blog and I since I started in April 2011, you will more than likely be aware that I have been on the hunt for a full time job. I think I graduated at the worst possible time (Nov 2010), where thousands and thousands of people were on the hunt for full time employment and the recession was in full swing. For the past 2 and a half years (yes that long) I have searched up and down the country for a job. I have attended interviews, got right down to the final few only to be told ''No, there is someone else who has that 'little' bit extra''. There is nothing more soul destroying than getting so far and then 'bowing' out right at the final hurdle. I have been discriminated against at an interview, insulted, you name it, I've experienced something in my short little life when it comes to employment.

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I graduated with a degree in Criminology and Sociology, and of course with a keen interest in the Criminal Justice System, I wanted to work in the Courts. But after trying for so long I have now buried that idea and moved onto something else where I feel my skills will be more beneficial. I applied for a job last year but was unsuccessful. I saw the same job advertised again a few weeks ago and I thought I'd try again, see what would happen. To my shock I was invited to an interview and as many of you may have noticed I got the JOB!! Words can not describe how happy I am right now. I've waited so long for this and I feel my career is finally about to get started. 

During my time on twitter I have often expressed my frustration with trying to find employment, with many of you responding with positive comments. All your kind words have been very encouraging so I want to thank you all as it truly has meant the world to me.

I will continue to blog (and tweet) but I just wanted to say this especially to those who feel like they're not getting anywhere:

''If at first you don't succeed, try and try again''.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy for you, the thought of graduating terrifies me. Your perseverance is inspiring :)

    Efia @ Effy Talks Life