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What do you do when you are a career changer, mother and an immigrant, looking for jobs in the UK? When you do all the right things and still fail? I am forty years old, returning to the UK job market, and an immigrant (foreign-born, but worked in London before and lived in the UK for nearly 15 years). I have been looking for entry level positions in the arts sector, with a postgraduate degree, being trilingual and fluent in English, having tonnes of enthusiasm and doing immense amounts of voluntary work in the sector, while the region was growing and the country-wide recession was officially over. I have followed all decent advice and have been doing everything and more, by the book. Nevertheless, the number of companies (some are regional giants in the field) that have been generous enough to provide feedback or ask me for interview, or even offered shadowing opportunities is astoundingly low. Happy to contribute an article on that, and really looking forward to hearing whether this is my unique experience.
TC Mentor : Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us. We are not sure what industry you are interested in, but if you are looking for work in the arts, you may want to try this link: http://creativeaccess.org.uk. Creative Access was set up to help people from Black and ethnic minority groups get access to the creative industries and you will find all the information on the website. Do check this out and good luck with your search!
What do you do when you are a career changer, mother and an immigrant, looking for jobs in the UK? When you do all the right things and still fail? I am forty years old, returning to the UK job market, and an immigrant (foreign-born, but worked in London before and lived in the UK for nearly 15 years). I have been looking for entry level positions in the arts sector, with a postgraduate degree, being trilingual and fluent in English, having tonnes of enthusiasm and doing immense amounts of voluntary work in the sector, while the region was growing and the country-wide recession was officially over. I have followed all decent advice and have been doing everything and more, by the book. Nevertheless, the number of companies (some are regional giants in the field) that have been generous enough to provide feedback or ask me for interview, or even offered shadowing opportunities is astoundingly low. Happy to contribute an article on that, and really looking forward to hearing whether this is my unique experience.
TC Mentor : Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us. We are not sure what industry you are interested in, but if you are looking for work in the arts, you may want to try this link: http://creativeaccess.org.uk. Creative Access was set up to help people from Black and ethnic minority groups get access to the creative industries and you will find all the information on the website. Do check this out and good luck with your search!
What do you do when you are a career changer, mother and an immigrant, looking for jobs in the UK? When you do all the right things and still fail? I am forty years old, returning to the UK job market, and an immigrant (foreign-born, but worked in London before and lived in the UK for nearly 15 years). I have been looking for entry level positions in the arts sector, with a postgraduate degree, being trilingual and fluent in English, having tonnes of enthusiasm and doing immense amounts of voluntary work in the sector, while the region was growing and the country-wide recession was officially over. I have followed all decent advice and have been doing everything and more, by the book. Nevertheless, the number of companies (some are regional giants in the field) that have been generous enough to provide feedback or ask me for interview, or even offered shadowing opportunities is astoundingly low. Happy to contribute an article on that, and really looking forward to hearing whether this is my unique experience.
TC Mentor : Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us. We are not sure what industry you are interested in, but if you are looking for work in the arts, you may want to try this link: http://creativeaccess.org.uk. Creative Access was set up to help people from Black and ethnic minority groups get access to the creative industries and you will find all the information on the website. Do check this out and good luck with your search!
What do you do when you are a career changer, mother and an immigrant, looking for jobs in the UK? When you do all the right things and still fail? I am forty years old, returning to the UK job market, and an immigrant (foreign-born, but worked in London before and lived in the UK for nearly 15 years). I have been looking for entry level positions in the arts sector, with a postgraduate degree, being trilingual and fluent in English, having tonnes of enthusiasm and doing immense amounts of voluntary work in the sector, while the region was growing and the country-wide recession was officially over. I have followed all decent advice and have been doing everything and more, by the book. Nevertheless, the number of companies (some are regional giants in the field) that have been generous enough to provide feedback or ask me for interview, or even offered shadowing opportunities is astoundingly low. Happy to contribute an article on that, and really looking forward to hearing whether this is my unique experience.
TC Mentor : Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us. We are not sure what industry you are interested in, but if you are looking for work in the arts, you may want to try this link: http://creativeaccess.org.uk. Creative Access was set up to help people from Black and ethnic minority groups get access to the creative industries and you will find all the information on the website. Do check this out and good luck with your search!