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I've got a Theory

I have finally, finally passed my bloody theory test! I know I’m 23 and miles behind everyone else, but learning to drive is pricey beans and it’s just such a relief to have passed!

How my optimism has failed me...

Generally, in my everyday life, I’d like to think of myself as pretty low-maintenance. When it comes to buying gifts, for example, family and friends often remark how easy it is to buy for me. I don’t want diamonds or designer clothes, a battered old book, novelty socks or craft supplies would make me much happier! So when it came to planning for the wedding, I figured my vision of a beautiful, outside, rustic themed ceremony was pretty low-maintenance too.

How bloody wrong I was!

“What am I doing with my life?!”. Safe to say that is a sentence I have been saying a lot more recently, as the job hunt continues. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve not applied for a huge number of jobs, only ones that seem ‘perfect’, and I’ve not really received any rejections as such. So it’s not as if the job hunt is going horrifically, I am just slowly losing confidence. Perhaps not in myself, (I am wonderful), but perhaps in others’ ability to recognise this(!)

Job Huntin' as a 20-Somethin' - In the beginning...

Since my 16th birthday, I have always had a job. Several at once at some points, as I tried to juggle education and part-time jobs (and occasionally sleep too!). It's a very odd feeling now then that by July 31st my contract at my current job will be over and I will, hopefully, be starting a new exciting job, somewhere entirely different. It's a scary freedom to be able to move anywhere in the country, if not the world, to start a new job, and to be stood at the edge of a cliff with the whole world at your feet. There are a few things I would quite like to go into, and looking for jobs in these fields is an adventure in itself. (One which I have decided to document here on my humble blog in a new job hunting series!)

Codiekinz' Top Tips for CV Writing Success!

Major nerd alert: I LOVE rewriting people’s CVs. I think it’s the same principle as tidying someone else’s room. Doing yours seems impossible, but something new and unseen is weirdly fulfilling. So last weekend I offered my CV rewriting services as a freebie (or ‘pay what you like’) to get some buzz around them, but to also enable some of my student friends to be able to get their CV looked at without forking over cash. It’s been great and I got a whole load to look over, so I figured I would write a little post about my top tips!