So my current position comes to an end in about a month and a half. I’m maternity cover, so this impending doom has always been the case, but now I’m getting stressed I can’t find anything else.
Last summer I was made redundant, and spent three months looking for something. This job came up, and although it wasn’t perfect I needed to take it as some sort of income. It’s been ok. This time I really wanted to start looking early so that I could choose the right job, not just settle, but nothing’s happened yet. Really can’t afford to be unemployed this time.
I’m not even sure this is the sort of thing I want to be doing. I think I’m relatively good at it, but I also think being ‘creative’ for so much of your life seems to take a lot out of you. Designing all day and doing music in the evenings means I’m using that bit of my brain almost all the time I’m awake, and it’s a lot of pressure. It’d be nice to just work through stuff without having to put so much of myself into it, you know? But maybe that’d be boring.
Anyway I’m not in a position to be choosy, annoyingly, so I just need anything. Preferably close to home, as I’ve got music commitments in the area, and preferably on enough money to pay bills, maintenance for my son and rent so I can move out and be myself again. Seems like a lot to ask?
What would be ideal is some sort of website or service where you can give them your CV, and they find stuff you could do. I think I’m relatively well qualified, and intelligent enough, but I’ve always struggled getting anywhere with my career.
Does this exist? Help a brother out.