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I woke up this morning feeling sad and down…worried about money and the lack of it. Upset about not being able to afford to visit friends or parents. Frustrated about not being able to pay my way and support myself and my boyfriend financially. Not  hearing from jobs I had applied for, my part-time job not wanting to give me more hours…I felt  useless. These were the thoughts which covered my head and made it difficult to get out of bed.

As I got ready for my 4 hour shift at River Island my phone rang with an unrecognised number….it was Newcastle College. The interview I had for the Administration Assistant job was my job to have if I wanted it! Oh my goodness how I cried to my new manager! Finally, I am in a Further education institute a door difficult to get in to but once in the opportunities are available.

Maybe I should change the name of this blog as I now feel a little fraudulent, as in a months time I will have a stable income which will allow more opportunity to support myself in a more comfortable way. I am just extremely grateful for this opportunity and hope I can continue to get myself where I need to be.

For those still searching for the job, its difficult but try not to give up and believe that you can do it. Its very important not to allow yourself to lose faith in your own abilities.

Here is a video my friend sent me which I think everyone needs to hear when looking for work.



After being back in the country for 8 months it has been incredibly difficult trying to find full-time work. I have sent out countless amount of applications and received no responses, the first job I heard back from was River Island in December 2012 to work as a part-time  christmas temp. Luckily I was kept on and I work 20 hours a week so I cannot be ungrateful for that as so many people are without work, but trying to support yourself on a part-time wage is difficult and I have been trying to find a full-time job that I would enjoy.

Working in a job which is not fulfilling for you is soul-destroying, especially when it appears as though no other job wants you. It can be difficult to think positively which then makes it hard to continue searching for the job you really want. I can torture myself with such thoughts and read the job specifications as lists of everything I can’t do rather than believing I can do it.

I was beginning to think my applications were appallingly bad and in the past the only job interviews I have achieved are after a relative has helped me structure and proof read my application. This time I am determined to try to do it all myself …as a 26-year-old I should be able to. However, last week finally I got an interview for a job at Newcastle College. Having enjoyed my time at University I would love to work for a higher education institute.

I don’t know what the outcome will be, I have a terrible problem of putting all my eggs in one basket (over active imagination) which means I fall hard when I fail. So I have to start thinking logically, I have chosen to reward myself with a pat on the back for getting an interview and today I sent off a job application to keep my search going if I fail.