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Image Cavy's Career Crawl - A Graduate's Blog Image

Hey, I'm Cavy Image, I've kept blogs throughout my academic years. As I graduated this year you may have assumed we had reached the end of this blogging series, but i am back :awesome:

Reasons for making this blog:
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-Graduating during a pandemic isn't ideal. Graduate opportunities have become far scarcer and competition for jobs is even stiffer than before. For this reason it is easy to feel demoralised and I am hoping that when I am low on motivation this blog will help me get back on track
-I've not seen someone do this on tsr before, I know there are a lot of fellow graduates out there feeling like I am but they feel alone as they dont see others talking about the challenges of being a graduate.
-Hoping to gather some wisdom from people in the careers section perfecting your application is an perpetually on going process and i welcome any sensible suggestions on how to strengthen it
-I read that it is good to keep track of how many jobs you have applied to and your success rate. Thus far I have had two main types of application, the more industrial design side and the more aesthetic graphics side. Hopefully by logging what i am applying to i will be able to see trends of where (if anywhere i am most successful).


Academic History Image
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GCSEs = 8A*s and 2As
AS = 4As
A2 = A*AA
First Year = PASS (we only got 'pass' or 'fail' for our first year at my uni).
Second Year = 2:1 as far as i know
Third Year: 2:1 Overall degree classification for BA(Hons) Product Design


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Am a member of the Volunteer Team for Chat and DT which i very much enjoy so you will see me around a fair bit in those forums Image. I absolutely love rodents and have had 12 guinea pigs (four currently) and 4 hamsters (2 currently) Image. I also have an obsession with military history and art so in my spare time I am either drawing or watching documentaries
I have some health issues (these do not affect my ability to work) but this blog will not be focusing heavily on that. I am more than my diagnoses and I'm not at the declaration stage of work so it's not especially relevant right now. I'll sort that out/ask for advice on that if it comes up


Disclaimer: Please do not laugh at me i dont know how many applications i will have to do. Whether it is 50 or 500 please don't come here to post i should have done X degree or I should have gone to X uni. I'm very happy with how my education has gone and my focus is on moving forwards not harking back Also for privacy i wont be saying where I am applying to or any other private details about myself or the companies :yep:

Update as of March 2021:
I have been working as a quality control inspector for the last 6 months. During this time I have also been working shifts as a result of this years lockdown. I have now successfully completed my probation period and am now a fully fledged employee.
Recently I applied for a design position within my company and have been successful, I am due to start this position at the end of April.

Update as of April 2022:
I left my last design job in November 2021. This is all explained here.
I am now a design administrator in trade interior design.
I have held this position since January 2022
I am enjoying it so far.
I also started volunteering at a horse sanctuary in November of 2021 and continue to do this each week outside of work.

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You’ve got this! Go get em cavy!!
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Another blog! :woo:
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:woo: I look forward to reading this, Cavy!
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Yay good luck Cavy! Excited to see where life takes you next
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What a great idea Cavy

I'm with you all the way ...

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In the same boat here, trying to find some temporary work of any kind! Nice grades btw
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I look forward to you strapping on your job helmet, climbing into the job cannon and firing yourself into job land.

Fairly sure that is how it works
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:rave: yay go cavy!!! so excited to follow you on the next leg of your journey :hugs:
best of luck :cube:
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best of luck
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Looking forward to this! Good luck :hugs:
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Yay! Another blog!

Looking forward to this, Cavy! :hugs:
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Best of luck!
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Go for it Cavy!
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Working in product design, I imagine you'll be using a portfolio of work for applications?
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