When I was made redundant in July, I remember sitting outside in the blazing sun talking things through with my other half. At that time Christmas seemed a long way off. We both thought that by the time we were munching through mince pies, the world would be getting back to normal and I’d be setting into a new job and a new routine.
It turns out we were wrong on both counts. We’re still locked down, and I’m still trawling through job boards that seem to have gone into some form of Christmas hibernation.
In the time we’ve moved from sipping Pimms to sipping Snowballs, the job hunting has been relentless.
- 145 – days I’ve been unemployed
- 100+ – The number of jobs I’ve applied for (I’ve lost count, but I think it’s 105)
- 9 – The number of jobs I’ve applied for that I’ve been genuinely excited about
- 11 – The number of interviews that I’ve attended
- 4 – the number of times someone has told me my experience was to niche for a particular role
- 3 – number of times a recruiter has just ghosted me
- 5 – the number of different versions of my CV
- 2 – the number of spelling mistakes in the first version of my CV
- 8 – The number of active alerts I have on various job boards
So I’ve decided that it’s time for a Job Hunting holiday.
It’s time to take a break so that I can get away from looking for a job; get some relief worrying about money and get away from anything to do with my redundancy. And that includes writing posts for this website.
I’m turning on my job hunting out of office, and I’ll be away until Tuesday 5/1/21. I’ll be posting the usual stuff fon Facebook and Twitter though, and I’ll be back in Jan with new posts for this site.
Thanks for visiting over the last few months, and I’ll see you in Jan. Hopefully next year will be a lot better than this one
Have a great Xmas