New Job

Job hunting for the 30 something female! Plus an update on the job front!

August 30, 2017

Last week I wrote a post called, ‘A New Exciting Chapter‘. It’s about how I made the decision to take redundancy from my job and how I felt about it.

In the post I explained how I was feeling pretty emotional, nervous and unsure of what the future would hold, but I also explained that I’d slowly come round to the idea of doing something new and to look at this as an exciting thing, a new chapter to do something different.

What I hadn’t thought about was job hunting.

New Job
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You see, having worked for the same company for 11 years, my CV was severely outdated, as were my interview skills!

The last time I’d had an interview for a job was when I was 18 and that was also the last time I’d updated my CV.

I couldn’t even remember what a CV looked like, let alone what information I should put on it. I decided to ask my step-son who is soon to be heading off to university if I could see his CV!

After using his a base for my own CV and after getting some feedback from various people, I was surprised to learn that there was no need to list all of my GCSE subjects and grades. I could simply enter the number of GCSE’s I had along with a sentence stating ‘Grades A-C. You live and learn!

I was also amazed to find that the best way to look for new jobs is to look online! Back when I was a teenager, we’d buy the local newspaper and scour through the jobs section with a pen circling anything of interest.

Nowadays, there are so many job websites and job recruitment agencies around. One even invited me in for an interview with them so that I could be added to their candidate portfolio. What’s that all about?!

Not to mention the number of job alert emails and notifications I’d receive on my phone. It took me a good hour to go through them all unsubscribing!

Job hunting in the 21st century has certainly changed a lot since I was a teen!

Job Front Update!

Anyhow, I do have an update on the job front.

I now have a new job! Yay!

I had a telephone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview and a few days later received a phone call to say that I’d been successful!

My new role is a care assistant.

It’s completely different to anything I’ve ever done before, but I’m really looking forward to it.

It’ll be so nice not to have to work in an office, but also to feel like I can actually make a difference in someone’s life.

The interview wasn’t anyway near as scary as I thought it would be, but I do think that has a lot to do with confidence. My 18 year old self was pretty nervous, but it’s funny how growing older makes you more confident.

I’ll be starting the training for my new job next week and I can’t wait! Wish me luck!

16 Comments

  • Heather Keet

    September 1, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Congratulations and enjoy the new job! #ThatFridayLinky

  • Katie

    September 1, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Well done on the new job. My cv looks the same as when I made it in high school! I just update it every now and though. And I agree with the job alerts there are too many and take forever to get through!

  • Daddy poppins

    September 1, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Well done on finding work. Top notch.

  • Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies

    September 1, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Wonderful! Congratulations – it sounds like a job that will really make a difference x #ThatFridayLinky

  • suz

    September 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Well done on finding a new job. I hope it works out well for you.
    And you’re right, job hunting nowadays is totally different now-a-days.
    #thatfridaylinky

  • Jo – Pickle and Poppet

    September 1, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wow! Well done on getting a new job so quickly!
    It is scary how quickly things change, especially if you’re not doing it all the time. #ThatFridayLinky

  • Coffeepoweredmummy.com

    September 1, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Congratulations to you! Your new career sounds very exciting. I’m going through a similar situation and this post gives me hope 😊X

  • Lisa Pomerantz

    September 2, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Congrats, Mazel Tov, and do keep us posted on this new endeavor! #ThatFridayLinky xo

  • Jo @ Mummy Needs Wine

    September 2, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Good luck in your new job. I am sure you will be fabulous doing it #ThatFridayLinky

  • Jade – Raw Childhood

    September 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Well done on the successful interview! Yeah it’s not really as daunting as we all think they are. #thatfridaylinky

  • Musings of a tired mummy…zzz…

    September 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you find it rewarding. I hated the job hunting process but now have 3 jobs! #thatfridaylinky

  • Dad

    September 3, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Congratulations with the new job! That was very quick! Enjoy it. #ThatFridayLinky

  • Martin Lee

    September 3, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Like you I an completely out of the game. A interview seems scary! Well done though! #thatfridaylinky

  • jeremy@thirstydaddy

    September 4, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    congrats Em. Very exciting! #thatfridaylinky

  • Chloe

    September 4, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hi, congratulations on your new job a complete change for you which no doubt will prove to be very rewarding #ThatFridayLinky

  • Mrs Mummy Harris

    September 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Congrats on the new job! It sounds like it was very quick to get hired, it must be such a relief as even though redundancy comes with a package, you always have the niggling “it won’t be there forever” fear! #thatfridaylinky

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