A change of scene

I need some advice......

My current job finishes in 3 weeks and I will officially be unemployed. Its a bummer, but basically unavoidable in today's job market.

I've been working in education for 3 years now, and its all I'm really trained/experienced in. My degree is in Education Studies and Drama too. I fancy a change though, OK fancy is totally the wrong word. I need a change. I love working in education, I really do, I love being around cranky teenage kids all day; no I really do, but is it what I want to do for the rest of my life? Hell no!

Despite this I've applied for loads education jobs, because sometimes a girl just has to pay the bills.

I'm looking for jobs in other fields, I would love to go into marketing, but I'm nervous. I'm useless at selling myself, I have no hardly any experience in marketing and to top it all off I'm crippling shy around new people. Seriously like puffer fish shy.
See this little sucker, that's me meeting new people.

How do you market yourself when applying for jobs/attending interviews?

Where do you look for jobs?

How do you overcome shyness?


Rachel Heslop said...

I work in marketing. It's highly pressurised but great fun. The only advice I can offer is be confident, and if you don't truly feel it, fake it! Sell yourself and your strengths - there is no such thing as blowing your own trumpet in the current climate when you have tens of people applying for one job. And even if you haven't got any specific marketing experience, tailor your experience to the job you want...I.e - working with kids means you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Etc etc. :-) xxx

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

check out this link:

I used to work here and helped develop some of these "documents" ... if you click on "job seeker resources" there are helpful starter kits on resumes and info on interview strategies, etc.

I would say ... take advantage of the internet and all the great resources out there. :) Good luck! You'll be great!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Oh I wish I had some advice for you! But unfortunately I don't seeing as I have been a SAHM for 4 years but I do want to wish you the best of luck on finding a different job!

Ashley said...

I couldn't agree more about being confident! Show off what you have and be proud of it. Be ready to talk yourself up, even if you don't feel it's 100% honest.

- ashley

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