21.06.20 The harsh truth.

Good morning reader.

Today I want to talk about how I’m feeling with regards to looking for work and how unsuccessful I’ve been.

I like to be honest with my readers and to be frank, I think writing this down will help to get it out of my system. If you’re in the same situation, I hope this will help you to feel less alone. Hopefully it will inspire you to believe in yourself.

The world has changed since the virus turned our lives upside down. Jobs were not in abundance before lockdown started. Now that we’re coming out of the other side, I think it’s still going to be even more difficult to find a job. I’m a graduate of Psychology and my intention was to work in something to related to that. I had very specific intentions to only find work relating to Psychology. After months of looking, I’m still no closer to my dream career.

It’s a really difficult feeling to accept that you might not get to the destination that you’ve been working towards. I never thought I’d come out of university and I’d be applying to any job that I could find. In my mind, I would work for a year before going back to university to specialise in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 9 months later and I’m still unemployed and I can’t afford to go back to university yet.

Was I naive in thinking that everything would fall into place?

Now that we can look back on the last three months of lock down, it’s apparent that businesses are realising the possibilities of working remotely and with less staff. This post may feel all doom and gloom but I promise I’m getting to the motivating part.

If you’re thinking about doing something, now is the time to do it,

Job prospects are already incredibly uncertain right now. If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business or trying freelance work, I would say that now is the time to take the plunge and do it.

Rather than only applying for full time work, apply for part-time and take some courses on the side. Use this opportunity to learn and grow. Not only will it help you to figure out the path you want to take, it will make you more employable in the long run.

If self-doubt has been holding you back, I understand. It’s not always easy to believe in yourself. I would recommend that you start by reading some empowering and motivating books. The Break Platform recommends some that will motivate you with business, money, mind, and health.

Always remember to take a ‘paws’!

Charlotte x

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