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Not really sure where to go from here - any advice please?

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Pariswhenitdrizzles · 03/07/2017 18:22

Hi all.

I applied for a job last week, and have just been told that I was unsuccessful. I've asked for feedback on my application, so I'm hoping that I can be sent some just so I can find out where I can improve when I make future applications.

I didn't really expect to get the job, but I do feel a bit down, as I put a lot of effort into the application and thought the role sounded particularly interesting.

There are a few other roles that I'd like to apply for, but I'm honestly not sure whether I'm qualified for them. A lot of them ask for experience, which I don't yet have (I graduated from university two years ago).

I'm feeling a bit stressed as the rental agreement for the place that I'm currently living in ends on July 31st, so I was hoping to find a role before then if possible. I still have a bit of time, but I'm feeling a bit pressured.

I'm renting in London at the moment, but may have to move back to my hometown if I don't find a job in London before the end of the month. At the moment, I have a freelance part-time job as a tutor. Although it has a fairly good salary, it's not very secure, and clients can cancel or reschedule any time, or delay payments, which means that sometimes I don't get a regular income each month.

My parents have very kindly offered for me to move back home. I really appreciate this. I'm just a bit worried as I don't drive at the moment (I have really bad eyesight, which means whenever I've taken driving lessons in the past, I've never managed to read car number-plates at the required distance), and public transport isn't great where we live. There also aren't many job opportunities available where my parents live.

AIBU to ask for advice please? WWYD?

(I'm happy to give more information if needed - sorry if this is quite vague!)

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Pariswhenitdrizzles · 03/07/2017 18:26

Bumping :)

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Pariswhenitdrizzles · 03/07/2017 18:34


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Smilingthru · 03/07/2017 18:43

Can you not get some experience some how?? Get a job to pay the rent and bills etc then do voluntary to get experience and keep applying?

Or move home to get experience full time there move back when u get a job??


georgjensen · 03/07/2017 18:46

If you are in London then cant you get a fast food job pretty easily? £10 an hour seems to be the minimum amount.


PamelaFlitton31 · 03/07/2017 18:47

What sort of work are you looking for?
Could you sign up with an agency?
Do you house-share? If not that would be much cheaper, even if only temporarily.


Pariswhenitdrizzles · 03/07/2017 20:10

Thanks for your replies, Smiling, georg and Pamela :)

Smiling there is a possibility that I could go home, but transport would be a bit difficult to arrange, as I don't drive and the public transport isn't very good unfortunately.

In terms of getting voluntary experience alongside a paying job, that is something that I'm looking into. I'm currently using tutoring as my paid job, however it's not a very stable job.

georg there is a possibility of getting a job in a fast-food restaurant or similar. I'll look into this.

Pamela that's a really good suggestion, thanks. I'm currently registering with agencies to try and find work - will carry on emailing them tonight. I am in a house-share at the moment, and will be looking to go into a new house-share if I stay in London.

If anyone has any further suggestions, it would be great to hear from you :)

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