Post 6, June 2012
Jordan Lewis Butler graduated from the University of Central Lancashire last summer with a degree in sports journalism. He has recently traded sunny Cornwall for not so sunny Manchester in the search for employment.
I write to you today in a time of slight stress. I use the adjective ‘slight’ because, of course, I am Cornish, and, to use a sweeping generalisation, it takes quite a lot for us to feel stressed.
The reason for the added anxiety is that I am moving flats. The lease ran out on our old accommodation and being the laid-back chap that I am, I didn’t really leave enough time to secure another property. So right now, I am technically homeless (feel free to laugh at this point).
It’s only been three days and so far I’ve managed to successfully sofa hop between friends’ places, but when you have to travel into work wearing an unironed and unwashed shirt with an ungelled mop of overgrown hair on your head, you know you’re struggling a bit.
However, things could be much, much worse. I’m moving into a modern, fully-furnished, three bedroom apartment with two old friends from my Truro college days. Three Cornishmen living together in Manchester must be some sort of a record, right?
More importantly, I also no longer have to worry about seeking employment as my contract here at Prospects has now been made permanent. As I previously mentioned, my contract was temporary and ran until the end of July, but fortunately I managed to do enough to secure a position.
The news hasn’t really sunk in yet; I still feel a bit like I’m telling the tale of somebody else’s life and not my own.
I’d like to take this time to thank everyone at Prospects for helping me achieve this goal. The content team I work alongside have supported me throughout and really made me feel at home.
I think this whole scenario boils down to two main ingredients: hard work and luck. You need to keep reminding yourself that an opportunity will eventually present itself and when it does come, you need to dive right in with what can only be described as a two-footed lunge.
This particular blog is where my involvement with Prospects officially began, and, now in my sixth post and nearly six months on, it has gone a long way to helping me secure a full-time job.
Unfortunately, this is now my last blog post. If you’ve followed my short journey then I hope you enjoyed it. However, my imminent departure from this blogging sphere has opened the door for others to pick up where I left off. If you want to blog for us then tweet us on our Twitter handle @prospects
Yours for the last time, Jordan Lewis Butler @jlbutler10
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