I recently applied for a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship that is situated in Cambridge two weeks ago. I applied because I woke up and just felt worried about what I will do after university. I know I had no experience whatsoever in terms of work and I was seriously getting anxious that I will never find work. That’s when I thought maybe I should try and apply for an apprenticeship first instead as it will help me gain work experience in a field I am interested in and is also paying me. So I logged onto my LinkedIn account and found an advertisement for it almost immediately and just applied by putting my details in and sent it off. I was notified instantly that my application has been received and I will be getting a quick phone call that will clarify my details and the various work opportunities available to me.
As soon as I saw that email, I had a surge of emotions go though me from the fluttery butterflies circling the inside of my stomach to the worry of having to answer the phone that could determine my future and the jumping up and down excitement that I actually applied for something that I could be the beginning of the everything. The feels were on overload and for the next few days my phone was set on vibrate as I waited for the phone call. The waiting game began and continued on for two weeks but after two weeks, the phone stayed silent.
The amount of time I spent watching the phone felt like a waste of time at first but I also realized that this is the first work-related application I have ever submitted in my life and I would say that is a personal achievement for me. The fact that I had the courage to put myself out there and apply, makes me even more determined to continue looking for other opportunities available out there and one of these days I will find the right one or maybe they will find me. It’s all just a waiting game but hopefully it’s a worthwhile one.
Now, it is time to go back and look at the hundreds and thousands of jobs out there and keep hitting that apply button!