23/06/2021

If I’m honest, I can’t even remember the last time I did a blog post. Yikes. But a lot has happened, if I do say so myself. And I’ll start with the most important news, as that might be best.

So, after a year of graduating from university, I have been back in Leeds (where I’m from) and if you recall, I got a job as a support worker, and then I got a job in sales. But that didn’t stop me trying to find a graduate job, and I was so close to giving up and going back to university to get a master’s degree in creative writing (I might actually do this in the future), as well as keeping on getting rejections from jobs I applied for. Anyway, one day, about two weeks ago, I searched for graduate jobs on a popular job seeking website, and stumbled across a job advertisement that is based in Leeds, and it was advertised through one of those graduate recruitement agencies, so I didn’t know exactly what company it was for at the time. After a couple of days, I got a phone call from the agency, telling me about the graduate job that was for a second hand car company that has been around for a few years now, and that they would like to send my CV to the employer, and I consented. In the mean time, I had to complete a task for them (I won’t go into much detail, as I don’t know how they would feel if I shared a lot of information about it) and sent it off to the woman from the agency. I managed to secure an interview (very exicted, but nervous at the same time) and the woman from the agency said I’d be fine, as long as I was assertive and took incitive. I did just that, and as it was a group interview, they also wanted to see how I’d work with others, so they gave us scenarios of situations we might face in the job. After all this – it was about two hours when we finished – they said that they would get back to us the next day and tell us if we got the job or not. When the next day, all I can say was that I was bricking it. I wanted this job. I thought I could do well at it. That fateful call came from the woman in the agency while I was in the supermarket getting a couple of items, and she asked if I could confirm that I am able to start at the end of the month, which I said yes. This was when there was a little pause, and she said I got the job. I GOT A GRADUATE JOB AFTER ONE YEAR OF APPLYING, I’ve never felt so relieved and happy. I start this Monday coming and I can’t wait, as I can finally look into moving out of mum and stepdad’s house when I get my first paycheck. I can have my freedom again. It feels like a weight has been lifted of my shoulders. I’ve signed my contract and I really looking forward to starting my new job.

Apart from that, not much else has been going on. I’ve seen my grandad a couple of times, and I’m going to a 4th (I think) cousin’s christening next month. So, I’ll see you in the next post!

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