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    Hey there,

    I'm new here and looking for advice on how to find a job or find *something* to do with my time! :woo:

    I just moved to England the summer before last and just when I got a work permit, the financial crisis hit :rolleyes: so I've been sitting on my arse for about a year and it's time to do something.

    I'm technically not a student, I finished a degree in graphic design and got a qualification and little experience on English to Spanish translation (fluent in both languages), but I haven't got the working experience. There are some jobs out there but I never seem to tick all the boxes, so I don't feel very confident

    I've worked and done internships, couple of months here and there, back in Latin America, but it doesn't seem to mean much over here, I'm beginning to feel a little useless and invisible.

    So I'm open to everything at this point. I don't want to limit myself to graphic design or translation stuff, I just want to start off somewhere. I've been applying for some part time and temp jobs (retail, Royal Mail) but haven't found anything yet.

    I'm also wondering if maybe I should start off doing some charity work instead of looking for paid work :confused:

    Any advice greatly appreciated x
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    Anyone? :cry:

    (Original post by Tongolele)
    Anyone? :cry:

    Well, do you need to earn money right now?

    If not, then perhaps some voluntary work/further internships. Maybe do some internships over here and they'll add to your CV further.

    Maybe do a careers test, such as http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowP...Xm?mode=try_pp and see what ideas that throws out.

    Most of all, try and do something that you enjoy! Don't fret about not knowing exactly what career path you wish to take, you'll find something that you enjoy etc eventually

    Good luck :yy:
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    Thanks RG,

    I'm not desperate for money, it's more like a monkey on my back, I feel so lame not being productive and living like a parasite.

    I wouldn't mind making a bit of money and I've been applying for some Xmas jobs at the moment, just as a start. You're right about the internships though, I should start looking for something related to translation.

    Ta x

    It wouldn't hurt to start doing some charity work. Just, say, 8-12 hours a week. It'll leave you plenty of time to look for jobs, but give you something more for your CV. Charity shops are always looking for staff, and that could be your ticket into retail work. It's a start, if nothing else...
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