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-timeĀ  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.