Last year I wrote a blog about how I overcame my post-uni, unemployment (shit) stage. I ironically got offered a job a couple of days later, not something I wanted to pursue long-term, but something to keep my nails did and pay my bills.
I graduated on July 28th 2017 and after a year of gallivanting, wasting money, applying for jobs and working 2 dead-end jobs I FINALLY landed myself my first job, job. One where I can use my degree and I one that I genuinely enjoy.
I started my new job on July 23rd 2018, so pretty much a whole year after graduating.
After going through a pretty shit time (mentally) between graduating and finding a job within my chosen field I feel like I’m finally happy. Like, obvs I was happy before, but I have an answer for when people ask what I’m doing with my life now and I finally have something worth adding to my LinkedIn.
In my ‘unemployed’ blog I wrote about how patience is a virtue and all that jazz and guess what? I was right! It’s all about patience- literally you just need to tek time. Good things really do come to those who wait (and those who apply for jobs of course).
Lets’ talk about my NEW JOB GLO
(and by glo I don’t mean I got peng, soon come though)
Have you ever woken up unhappy? Like super, super crappy and it feels like there’s no real reason why… I have. I did everyday for almost 4 months in a row. 4 months, the amount of time I applied religiously for jobs within my field. It’s actually so mad how much pressure there is on getting a job after graduating, I was so set on getting a job before it reached a year of me graduating. I was applying for about 5-20 jobs PER DAY.
I used to work evening shifts, so I would apply and go to interviews during the day, then go to work in the evening. It got to the point where I was ready to settle for anything, I didn’t care where or what, I just wanted something (anything) within my field. I even started applying for jobs that paid way under what I was qualified for. I’m super happy that I didn’t settle though.
Anyways, the glo… personally a glo-up can mean either physically or mentally. Mine was mental- after receiving the offer for my new job.
I remember the day I received the offer, I told my Mum because I was with her, I called my Dad and wrote in my family group chat, that message was one of the very few messages that I sent that actually got a response (everyone loves to air me, more time).
I was SO happy, I could finally leave my current job (as chilling as it was), I could start earning more money and the most important thing, I could start waking up happy.
It may sound moist, me banging on about waking up happy, but that’s so important to me. My morning mood effects my mood for the whole day, so you can imagine what 4 months of waking up unhappy did to me.
Graduate blues are so real and not spoken about enough. Statistics show one in four students suffer from depression while at uni, but there’s no studies to show wagwan after uni, which is so annoying because I feel like if it was reported on more, less graduates would feel those blues.
So, after having a little rant to my freshly graduated friends about this taboo topic, I realised that I’m not the only one to feel the pressure to secure a job after uni. I mean, I knew this already but I needed it clarifying, just to make sure I wasn’t going crazy!
Ok, well I’m going to wrap it up because I’m just chatting shit now.
But, all I’m trying to say is, if you’re in that phase of applying for jobs or you’re fresh out of uni and you feel a little lost please remember not to worry… it’ll all fall into place, all in due time.
P.S. If you need help perfecting your CV, DM me- I feel like I’m a CV queen now.