If you have been following my adventures for the last few months you will probably be aware that I’ve been in a bit of a transition period of late. Going from my PhD studies to finding a job. A journey that I thought I would document for your amusement, enjoyment possible inspiration and general enlightenment into the world of the job seeker.
You applied to that job weeks ago and you kept the date that they specified for interview free just in case but with only a few days to go it’s safe to say that you haven’t got an interview right? Wrong! While most employers will give you about a week’s notice you could find yourself in a situation, like I am right now, with only a couple of days notice and all the prep to do. Instead of getting yourself…
Previously I shared with you my own experience in claiming universal credit for job seeking purposes and if you haven’t already read it go catch yourself right up now by checking it out here. All caught up? Great. That particular chapter of my job hunting adventure (because that’s what it is, an adventure) ended abruptly in being told I was not eligible. Round 2 – *ding ding ding*
We all need a little help every now and again. From helping your friend carry their things, babysitting so the parents can spend some time together or even helping your best friend fundraise for a charity. Sometimes however, it isn’t your friends and family you need to ask for help. Sometimes, like me right now, you need a little help from the state.