I have returned to London after a nice weekend in Devon. The weekend was great in good company of my best friend, two dogs, and lovely weather. But being back in London feels as nice as a cold shower in the morning. Not good.
I will have to try to get into some sort of working schedule at home, and I also need to get out of my room every now and then, otherwise I will go mad. Or madder.
I have spent this day fine tuning my CV and registering on websites like Reed and the Guardian. And have send off about 15 applications for various roles from programmer to project manager to content producer.
Registering your CV is a majorly time consuming activity because all those websites have their own specific formats. And worse – if you decide to apply for a job you might be transferred to the company’s website and fill in a complete new form with all your details. Can someone please develop a standard CV format that everybody can use from now on? It will make life a little easier for us job seekers.
My biggest challenges at the moment are:
How do I market myself? Am I a project manager with creative experience? Or a web developer with project manager experience? Or a creative with programming experience?
I am worried that my slightly split background is making it harder for me to get a job.
I am also not quite sure what I am looking for – but if it could just be a little bit creative it would be great.
What I do know is that I have a healthy and good working set of brain cells, and also that I am a quick learner. But how to convince any potential employers that they should give me a chance?
I also think I am willing to relocate (within reason). I am prepared to take a break from London.
And lastly a practical thing – my trip to New York – will it be a good idea to go away a whole week in November. Will I be able to enjoy it? Or will I be thinking about jobs I am missing out on because of me being away?
Decisions, decisions. Am having a major headache about it all at the moment.
I will leave you with another view from my window, taken around 15.24 (London time) today. Not bad, eh?