Friday, 29 September 2017

Finding The Job You Love (With Vorwerk)


Hey Owlets,

Today I wanted to talk to you about something a little different. In case you didn’t know, I’ve just graduated uni. If I’m honest I’m stuck in a bit of a rut and apparently it’s not just me as only 13% of us actually enjoy our jobs and I’m determined to be one of those. The Vorwerk team asked me to take part in their #NoMore9to5 campaign which is designed to raise awareness of how people really feel about their career.

According to research nearly half of us want to switch jobs and that career crisis hits a peak towards the end of your twenties - obviously I was early to this because I feel like I’m already there at 21. I’ve always been a creative person - I love filming, photography, writing - anything where I get to use my imagination, but it’s finding how to use my imagination that’s been the struggle.


In school I loved photography and working with people so events photography was the dream job - I even went to uni for three years to study photojournalism. But for me, after six years of long days and hours of slogging through images on Photoshop I realised that being a freelance photographer just wasn’t for me. I started my blog in uni which became my outlet - the place that I found relaxation and happiness. I’d stopped taking photos for fun but my blog made me do that again - that’s when I realised I needed to change job.

Thinking about changing jobs can be so stressful - I know it took me ages to take the plunge into marketing, so I have a few tips that might help you decide what to do.


Look at What’s Stopping You

What barriers are you facing? 30% of people worry that it’s too risky, but by looking at what’s stopping you, you know what to work on. Look at when you’ve overcome the same barriers before, it will give you the confidence to do it again. I worried that it was too risky trying to get a marketing job without a qualification but I had experience so focused on this.

What Do You Enjoy?

Pick apart what you enjoy doing at work so you know what to look for when you want to make the switch. I love being creative and getting to chat to people, so for me marketing was perfect.



Plan Ahead

Make a note of your strengths, skills, knowledge and experience so you have a tick list to look at when applying for jobs to see if it’s something you’d be comfortable doing - for me it made going through job descriptions a lot easier.

Look at Other Ways

Maybe it’s sitting in an office that’s made you feel fed up. Look at things like going self- employed to follow your passion. 11% of people want more flexible working hours and that’s something I really enjoy with being freelance so I know that an office job wouldn’t be for me.


Research it for Someone Else

This is my favourite tip. 20% of us don’t know where to start so try doing research like you’re going to present it to someone else. You know your own level of knowledge, but if you research for someone else you don’t assume anything so you’ll be less likely to miss out any information.

I hope these tips have helped you if you’re struggling with what to do job-wise. If you’re looking for something a bit different, check out Vorwerk’s recruitment page.

What would your dream job be?

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 

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N.B. This blog post is a sponsored advertorial, created in collaboration with the Vorwerk team.