|Taking a selfie in Genoa, as you do. |
Photo courtesy of Nicholas Anthony.
I ended that post with a throw-away line about getting a job.
What I didn’t say was, even with Career Ready, getting a job isn’t that straightforward.
So, let me tell you a bit about my experience.
I left my Career Ready appointment with two things. The first was a list of things to fix in my CV and cover letter, and the second was the confidence to apply for two jobs I desperately wanted.
To me, these jobs were perfect; they were at a well-known research institute, used the skills I’d developed in my PhD, and matched my interests perfectly.
So, not wanting to waste the motivation, I sat down that afternoon, did my edits, and enthusiastically sent off my applications, dreaming of the job that would soon be mine.