Post-Uni Lifestyle

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens (Just a Crack)

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Hello! I’m unemployed again and job hunting already feels demoralising.

Person who has their head in their hands. They are stressed about being made redundant and having to job hunt again.
If I see another great position that’s on the other side of the city, it’ll be too soon.

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Back in April, I mentioned that I would need to figure out what my next steps were in terms of employment and training after my apprenticeship was done. Well, I finally finished the apprenticeship in June and got the certificates in July. Yay me!

I was under the impression that finding another position would be a good safety net just in case I couldn’t go back to work for my employer. And long story short – my instincts were right and I was let go. So as of this month, I am no longer employed.

Oh no baby, what was you doing?

“You had time to look!”, I hear you scream at your screen. Yes I did.

But you know, fear of moving on, especially because this was a really nice group of people to work with (who liked me AND had future plans for me, man). Also imposter syndrome, anxiety, burnout… the list goes on. But no matter how many excuses I have for you, I’m still in the troublesome position of choosing where to go next.

And I have ALL the choice in the world – provided I have the necessary experience or the job role includes training opportunities. That alone is quite frightening because I am far too indecisive for my own good.

OK Wade, what’s the sitch?

Friends and family have suggested roles in content writing, social media management and other creative industries which sound very interesting and aligned with my personality. Right now, I need a steady source of income and I feel these roles need more time and dedication to attain.

I’m focusing my search on another administrative position for the time being, but I have another trick up my sleeve. I’m embarking on a new journey into the world of tech, starting with a Google course to become an IT Support Specialist. With this course, I’m going to learn more about computers, how to build them, take them apart, and fix problems service users have.

I was fortunate enough to have been accepted onto a scholarship for it, thanks to INCO Academy UK. If you want to sign up, they are still accepting applications for this cohort until the end of October, if memory serves. The course can be completed in your spare time alongside a job or other commitments – that’s why it’s such a great opportunity.

It will be a stepping stone into an industry I thought I wouldn’t be able to break into, due to my lack of formal education in computer science. But wherever I end up, I hope my skills will be in such demand that I won’t have to go through being made redundant ever again.

It’s a hard-knock life!

Although things are difficult right now, and it feels like my whole world is crashing down – I know that this is just the first day of the rest of my life!

Sorry for being cheesy, but it’s true. I have to keep hoping that everything will work out because positivity attracts positivity.

And so it begins… or rather continues.


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By Ade

An aspiring creator in way too many areas, Ade loves to try something new, as long as it doesn't interfere with the balance of the universe too much. Trying to take each day as it comes, Ade edits videos for YouTube, occasionally records podcasts, and writes with strange mannerisms to entertain the world.