"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
I wanted to share this email that was sent to me the other day by a person I have never met. It came to me when I wasn't having a very good day and it was very touching. I think that it's pretty amazing that this person took the time to send this to me and show their support. This gesture really was special, so thank you very much.
I've found your blog some time ago and left a comment for you on your November post 'Monday Morning', I've been reading your blog on and off and just read your 'Yesterday' post. I just wanted to tell you that I've experienced the exact same issues [with recruitment agencies for instance] as you have. And I don't think it has to do with experience to be honest; I have a lot of experience but I run into the same problems as you have.
I know how disheartening things can be and how one needs to be careful not to get depressed or in constant doubt about oneself. This is the reason why I decided to write you this email because I'm sure there's many out there in the creative business who have similar problems and reading your posts is a way for someone to realise that they're not alone in this. I really hope you'll keep writing about your job hunt experience and I wish you lots and lots of luck.
ps did you try Gumtree? There's some good opportunities there but always check [you can tell by checking their website for instance] because there are also some dodgy people posting weird ads ;)