Inefficiency
Diary

Just going through the process of finding work has shown me why the UK isn’t known for efficiency. In conversation, people here are polite but will sometimes literally chat at you. I’ve been in situations where it feels like someone has been talking to me for a good while, but actually said absolutely nothing at…

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Silly
Work

I don’t know why I thought knowing who the current British prime minister might be a need-to-know fact and come up as an interview question. Yes, I did Google it.

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A Portfolio Recipe
Work

I received an email from a recruiter today about how a UX designer’s portfolio should be. I was surprised at the guideline provided, as it prescribed, word-for-word: 50% text, 50% visual, and be 25-30 pages long in PDF format. I can’t tell if some processes in London are so backwards due to the English people’s…

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Paris, France
Travel

Getting Around in Paris I’m afraid I was quite useless navigating in Paris. I didn’t bother checking maps and just followed my ex boyfriend and his brother around. All the advice I can give is to buy the multi-day or week pass and I’m sure Google Maps will do the rest of the work. Compared…

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Survival
Work

Having doubts as to whether I should do this competing in London thing. Navigating through its hoards of stuffy people, day in, day out, it can wear a person down. Earlier this afternoon I met with a total of 5 recruiters at one agency that specializes in UX and design. It was quite intense to…

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No Flatlining Here
Diary

Ah, the wavering of confidence, in the job hunting process. Up when you finish your portfolio Down before you apply, in fear of rejection Up when you receive a phone call Down when you don’t ever hear from them again Up when you get the right recruiter with the right jobs Down in those moments…

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Powering Through Unemployment
Diary

The only way out is always through, and that is the case with being unemployed here. No matter how many recruiters scoff at your working holiday visa, no matter how many applications are lost in the HR abyss, the only way out of career limbo in this country is to keep trying. It’s not all…

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