It’s diffucult to stay positive in the face of so much nagativity, no job, no money, rejections, no answer at all and the constant looking. I have no answer to this, retail therapy is out  (no money) and going out with friends is out for the same reason. what to do what to do.

I suppose the only thing is to hold on to the smallest positives that come my way. I found a networking event, just the one that is affordable at £15 but £15 pounds means less luxuries such as paying a  bill on time. I’ve asked and I’ve searched the net but cannot find any free events or events for under £5.00. I was invited to a very exciting one where I’m guaranteed to meet the brightest and the best only catch is it’s £150, not a hope in hell.

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I’m trying to stay on track with my goal of networking everyday but it’s so easy to get distracted. Today for instance I’ve had a bunch of guys using my garden as a base to rescue some fish left stranded in an abandoned pond, muuuch more interesting than my other tasks.

I’ve managed nothing today, no local networking events found, no new blood on Linked in and no jobs coming my way. Now what?

I did searches for groups (Groups, groups directory, search groups) in my field and then for groups in the field I want to get in to namely NHS. Some groups joined me up immediately and I received a message from the group owner and an invite to link up, new blood already, hurrah!!

Now to start looking for events, wish me luck.

Today is another day

May 11, 2010

Yesterday was an altogether frustrating day, forgotten keys, car not ready at garage, forgotten phones and worst of all a rejection. A few weeks ago I’d offered my very extensive services for free to my local hospital trust to gain some experience in the NHS and put something back in the community and yesterday it was rejected; I’m sad.

But today is another day.

I’ve already written a very nice email back saying I was disappointed and what I’d hoped to achieve for them and I’m available in the future. Point for me.

Day 2

May 9, 2010

So what does today hold?

First I’m gong to play with Linked In again, I’ve read some hints on job sites of what to do so here I go again………..

Well, I’ve played with my profile again but everybody I have as a contact is a long-term friend or colleague, I need new blood.

My idea is to join some groups and see if I can get any interest from there………

Ok found a couple of groups that are in my field and requested to join.

First blog.

May 8, 2010

Hello, what have I done today?

I’ve had a LinkedIn account for years but it was just a few words about me and I’d used it like a business facebook rather than a tool for networking.

So I’ve added a photo, obviously a good one, you have NO IDEA the lengths I went to for a decent passport photo, updated my CV info and added some “Specialties” and a “Summary”.

What next?