However having spent the past couple of weeks dedicating my time solely to applying for jobs and finding work experience with little success, I began to feel frustrated in my search and my positive outlook began to break down.
It was at this point that I reassessed what a part-time restaurant job could offer me...
- Skills- Although often not recognised, by working (temporarily) in a hospitality based role, skills often deemed as essential by employers can be developed! Communication, working under pressure, team work, people skills and confidence are all skills I refined within hospitality based roles, that I can easily go on to transfer to future office based positions.
- CASH- Some would say the root of all evil...however having run down my finances rather impressively over the summer, I was in need of some sort of income to give me back some independence from my parents. Aside from this, by earning money I will then be able to invest in gaining important skills such as learning to drive, that will massively boost my employability in the long term.
- Positive mindset- By giving myself a task outside of job hunting, I hope to begin to feel much more productive. A part-time job will hopefully give me the boost of interacting with people during the day and a feeling of productivity, whilst still allowing me to hunt for my future career as I transfer my job search to evenings and days off. My next step...find that much needed work experience!!!!