That’s right I graduated from university with a degree six years’ ago this summer. In honesty my university life wasn’t like most people’s; I lived at home, I didn’t join any groups or societies and the most I was in each week was about 10 hours never spread over more than three days. I had no idea what I wanted to go when it came to choosing university all I knew was that I wanted a degree, so many jobs require this. I chose to do something I enjoyed which was Creative Writing, although in hindsight I wish I’d done the more academic English in contrast but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
For about three years’ after university, I stayed in the retail management job I had. It paid well enough for me to be able to afford a mortgage and I had no idea what else I actually wanted to go. It took a move in location, at my job to push me to think about the future. I’d taken various online courses and started writing for a variety of online music sites but I was still no closer to knowing what I wanted to do. As I had a little knowledge in basic SEO through my online work, had done a few digital marketing courses and I enjoyed writing I looked into marketing roles and fortunately a law firm took me on with a lack of direct experience.
I’ll have been in this digital marketing role three years in July and while I am not unhappy sometimes I do wonder whether I should be pushing for a job higher than an ‘assistant’, or pushing into something which I may love just a little bit more. Living so close to London does give me a great advantage when looking for roles but the cost of commuting into London from Watford is so huge sometimes I don’t feel it’s doable. Sometimes I dream of relocating and looking for jobs in Cardiff, a city that I have always loved after visiting so many times as a kid with plenty of family friends closeby. Some of the jobs I’d love to do are:
This is probably my ideal role and still within the marketing role because it relies a lot heavier on writing. Back when I was in retail I had my absolute ideal job interview to be a Copywriter for Signet Jewellers (H Samuel and Ernest Jones) which involved writing item descriptions, website information, newsletters etc and it’s still something I’d love to go back to.
PR/ Blogger outreach
I’ve done a few blogger outreach campaigns within my current role and I absolutely love working with other bloggers. I feel as a blogger myself I know more about the world so when asking for information, sending requirements and thinking of budgets I can be more realistic. PR isn’t something I have a huge amount of experience in but I’d love to give it a try.