I might not have the best track record with staying at jobs for longer than a year or two, but for about 10 years they all have been, more or less, related to marketing and communications. Moving to Switzerland, however, put an end to my marketing career, and allowed me to experience working at a ski rental shop, outdoor clothing store and, now, a skydiving company. Read on if you want to hear how I’ve been doing in the Swiss seasonal job market for the past year. Continue reading “From Marketing Life To Ski Rentals, T-Shirt Folding and Video Editing”
I was supposed to write about my first day at my new job (at least that’s what the content plan says), but as you might guess – it got a bit busy. Five days flew by so fast! They were so eventful – loads of new information, meeting new people… getting crowned the Bowling Queen and Digital Laura, breaking internal records. Yes, all that happened to me on my first week. Want to know more? Continue reading “Getting ZEALified: First Week At My New Job”
I know, most job search processes are taking long, and only a few can be lucky enough to sprint through it in a couple of weeks. And, as hard as it might be to believe, the time you’re spending as a job seeker does not always correlate with how good or bad of a candidate you are. But how to keep yourself motivated and going? I’ll try to share my experience. Continue reading “6 Ways How To Keep Yourself Motivated During Job Search”
Being a job seeker is nothing new to me, however, I have never been one outside Latvia. Looking for a job in the UK brings the job hunt to a whole new level, as I have to work hard to prove that my skills and experience is comparable and valid. As much as I prepared myself for this challenge in advance, there are things you can only learn in the process. Continue reading “13 Lessons I Learned From The Job Hunting Process”
It’s Sunday, and I’m glad about that. However, I’m not very thrilled it’s Monday tomorrow. Back to work… wait! I have no job, I’m unemployed, so what is this about? Turns out – looking for a job (especially in a country you just moved to) is a full-time job! Yes, I have flexible hours, I can take a day off if I like, I mostly ‘work from home’, but I don’t get paid and it takes so much energy. Let me tell you more! Continue reading “Looking For A Job Is A Full Time Job”
As you know now, I have been crazy enough to have made a decision to move to Manchester from Riga. Just like anyone else, I need a proper full-time job to support myself, therefore one of the first tasks on my “Manchester project” list was to prepare myself for a job-hunting mission.
Continue reading “Looking For A Job In Manchester”