You may be shocked to learn that I’m not the only one who has found it hard to obtain fulfilling / paid work since leaving university. Surfing the web today I came across this echo of my graduate sentiments by London based Emma Hyatt, who is having a pretty rough time. And yesterday this was doing the rounds on Twitter – again, I completely empathise.
On the plus side though, at least I got uni over and done with before the coalition happened. And live in Scotland. Our jobs market may be markedly more tumbleweedy than England’s, but the Graduate Endowment was scrapped when I was in third year and my debt is considerably lower than the students of the future as a result. I count myself lucky on that point, even if it is a moot one. I’m never going to be earning enough to pay anything back.
Unless of course I miraculously make it as an SEO writer as per the many emails I keep getting from the long distance journalism course I signed up to. No, twinkly Australian man, I do not want to spend $17 on your ebook about how to write content for the types of site most internet users try to avoid. I do not have $17 to spare, certainly not on the dubious pastime of buzzwording morons into buying enough green tea to sink Boston. Those dollars are going to be 18 gold ingots in British currency soon, and I’ll need them all to swap for powdered eggs and tripe when a birthday comes round. #BigSociety