BEING A "JOBLESS" GRADUATE 2 YEARS ON
I've touched lightly before on what my plans are for the future and what my hopes and dreams are. I crave a job in the digital marketing or PR world but it's simply not that easy. Competition alongside only being 23 with no direct experience in the field are the two biggest downfalls any person could have.
Having my blog means I have been on the other side of the fence for nearly five years. I have successfully built my own brand from scratch and I watch it grow a little bit more each and every day. I am the person working with brands every day; liaising with digital marketeers and PR's constantly. I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved along the way and couldn't ask for more in that respect. I like being in control of my content and social media channels. I thoroughly enjoy jotting down new ideas for content and shooting new images. I basically love it all. Blogging is my number one passion and I sometimes wish a degree in blogging existed because 1) I definitely would have studied it and 2) I think I would actually know what direction my life was heading in.
So, what am I getting at?
I recently came across Spotlight Recruitment who are a marketing recruitment agency based in London. They make it super easy for fresh off the boat graduates like myself and more experienced people who are looking for a new challenge in industry sectors such as digital marketing, PR, e-commerce and SEO/PPC.
I am simply changing different aspects of my life and instead of concentrating on scouring through job sites and submitting every week to 20 companies with a covering letter and my CV in the hope of hearing back from at least one; I am just going to sit back and enjoy the ride of working on my blog and enjoying life. I am going to limit myself to job searching on marketing recruitment agencies only in the hope that someone eventually sees my creativity and determination and decides to employ me. I have no more interest in looking for part time shop work to earn a few extra pennies. Absolutely none.
Saying all of this, I am aware that I'm not the only jobless graduate with unreached dreams that simply feels like a walking failure every single day. I know that competition is tough; especially in the industry that I want to go into but I am determined that I will get to the place I want to be in one day. Whether it takes me another two years of working part time and building my own brand up a whole load more; I will get there. Nothing comes easy after all. Conquering your biggest dreams takes an extreme amount of hard work, passion and... maybe a little bit of sheer luck.
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Spotlight Recruitment. However, all words and opinions are my own.