Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Work Experience- why is it so hard?

I don't know about anyone else searching for Work Experience, but for me, it's proved to be one of the most difficult things to do. I honestly thought it'd be extremely easy to bag something with a magazine, and bam, there you go. Obviously not. I have sent out copious amounts of emails, that it's not even funny anymore. I've had a tiny amount of replies, all saying that I've been unsuccessful or they don't have any spaces. Surely there is something out there calling my name? I'm talented, I'm a good writer, I'm passionate and I'm sure as hell incredibly ambitious. If it's this hard to get work experience, how hard is it going to be to bag a proper job?

I totally understand that the Magazine Industry is one of the most difficult to get into, and now I know why. There are thousands of people all over the Country applying for the same magazines, sending the same emails. Some people have better qualifications and better prospects than I do, and some don't. I've had no other work experience before, but that's because I haven't been given the chance. All I want is to spend a week or two in a well known magazine, getting to know the industry that I'm going to be working in when I graduate from University. Is that really TOO much to ask for?

I know I'm not the only one in this position, but right now, it feels like I am. I'm getting extremely disheartened, and I don't know how many more emails I can possibly send out. It's the worst feeling in the world when you send out 10-20 emails, and get NO reply. Yes, the people we are emailing are very busy, but I just want someone to take pity on me and offer me something.

So, if someone important is reading this, I'm a great writer and I make a mean cup of tea! Promise :)



  1. i totally know what you mean, i honestly sent out almost 100 emails, and only received a handful of replies, it's ridiculous. I know it's annoying, but keep on it, keep emailing and following up, even though it feels like your pestering them, send them all emails again a month or so later, it totally pays off - it'll take ages but you'll eventually get there, that's what happened with me!


  2. aw thank you, it is frustrating and i know they are all incredibly busy, but someone somewhere surely has a space free?! haha, i will definitely keep emailing, and fingers crossed, something will come up :) x