When I was younger, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for me to spend my spare time practicing for drama and dance shows (I thought I was destined for the stage, ya’ll). One time, in preparation for my school’s drama show, we had a week of daily rehearsals. During this time, I was also running my own “design shop”, whereby people could fill out a little form and pay me £7 for a fully coded and designed website (I was ripping myself off). Away from this, I’d make free graphics and tutorials for people to use on their own websites and write up blog posts now and again about who was pissing me off at school. I was a well oiled busy-body machine and I absolutely loved it. I remember telling a friend at the time how much I was loving life because I was so busy, and she sort of looked at me like I was crazy for getting such a kick out of it.
NOTTING HILL, LONDON
I felt an urge today to write a post that was plain and simply put a “no b*llshit” blog post. I love my think pieces and I also love writing up my more fluffy posts about how life is or things that make me feel my best, but I felt drawn to writing something factual, practical and to-the-point.
Coming up with a topic was easy: it’s , and by “that”, I mean for uni students, it’s most likely exam period and if you just so happen to be in your final year of uni, there’s probably a lot of chatter around graduate jobs. I see it all over my Twitter and Instagram even though uni is quite long gone for me now (I’ll officially have been a graduate of two years this July *shudders*).
I was lucky enough that I was able to enter my third year of university with a job in the bag (and I put a lot of emphasis here on the “luck”), but looking back in hindsight, going through the processes and watching others go through it too, I’ve come up with my own opinions for how to step on to that journey to getting a grad job…