Blogmas Day 2!
Since leaving university earlier this year, I have really had to think about what I want to do as a career. I knew that I wanted to go into post-production so I moved to Bristol as I thought this would enhance my chances of getting a job in that area. However, this didn’t work out for many reasons and I was so happy that I could move back to Norwich. I would still love to work in post-production at some point, but it isn’t my ultimate goal anymore.
I’m now working at M&S which is alright for the time being, but not ideal for the future. My contract ends before the new year so I am looking for a more permanent job. I think I would like to work in marketing, particularly digital marketing as I can use things that I learnt from my degree as well as learning new skills. However, to go into marketing you always need experience and that is so hard when you can’t get the job in the first place. I know that I would rather work 9-5 Monday to Friday rather than random hours in retail as it would mean that I could see Daniel more often and my friends.
Some people may know that I am applying to do a postgraduate degree in Documentary Journalism. My ideal career would be to work as an activist who creates documentaries to share the inequalities from around the world. This may not be entirely realistic for the time being, but that is something that I would love to do in the future. In 2016, I volunteered at the Sheffield Doc Fest and I was fortunate enough to watch Hooligan Sparrow (she fought for women’s rights across China). This really inspired me to go into creating documentaries as I realised just how powerful it can be.
You may have realised that there are lots of things that I would love to do and I’m still not entirely sure what I will end up doing, but hopefully, I will find something that I enjoy. This was a bit of a deep one for a Saturday afternoon but thanks for reading. What is your career goal? Have you already got your dream job?