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”
Life for me has always been like a school – I’m always willing to learn, to grow, to sign up for new challenges. That also is the main reason I have put myself in this situation and why I embarked on this mission called “Project Manchester”. Even though one month is not a long time, for me this past month has been a big learning lesson. What did I learn exactly? Continue reading “7 Things I Have Learned During My First Month In MCR”
If you’ve read this blog for a while now, you probably have noticed that I don’t really get very personal in my posts. That is – I talk a lot about my experience of moving to another country and going through job-hunt and room-hunt, but I don’t reveal the other side of it all. The way I feel about it, the inner struggles I face, and how do I keep my motivation high. As I’ve been asked that, I think it’s time to get a bit more personal. Continue reading “It Ain’t All Sunshine And Rainbows…”
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”
Even though I was mostly focused on finding a job before moving to Manchester, my first priority was to find a place to stay. And to avoid any problems in the future and make myself feel less home-sick, I was looking for a permanent place – a place to call home.
Continue reading “Finding That Place To Call Home”
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”
Summer 2015 has been unlike any other summer I can remember. After several fortunate and unfortunate events, this June I ended up having all the time in the world and sufficient savings to do just about anything. I’ve never been a big spender, so I traveled. I ended up in Manchester and just fell in love with the city. Continue reading “How Did I End Up Here?”