Sunday, 27 April 2014

All Change!

As I mentioned in my last post (Empties #16) that I had some news to share with you but I would do a separate post on it, so here we go!

The Co-Op sent me this to help with the move, so cute!
I've been job hunting fairly seriously since about December looking for entry level jobs in Merchandising but I didn't get very far.  The furthest I got was at the end of last year: a phone interview with House of Fraser which I passed and got to the next level which was a workshop at their head office in London.  However I ended up turning it down because I would need to move to London and the salary was definitely not high enough for me to be able to support myself, and they weren't going to cover my travel costs for the interview either.

I applied for a few more and had a few calls from agencies with jobs for me to apply for but they were always in London!  I tried contacting numerous Scottish retail head offices to see if they could give me any sort of work experience but with no luck, so I decided to widen my search to include northern England.

Long story short:  At the start of April I finally managed to get a job, yayy!!  However it is in Greater Manchester so in less than a week I will be moving down south...

It's slightly terrifying but I'm so excited and can't wait to start my new life down there.  I've got a flat sorted but I've only seen it once and the next time I see it will be when I'm moving in which is making life a bit stressful trying to get everything organised for furnishing it...  I'm looking forward to moving into my own place because I'm still living at home so it will be so good having my own space and choosing my interiors etc!

Are any of you working in retail head offices or in Merchandising?  I've no idea what to expect!



  1. oh congrats! such a great feeling, getting a job after hunting for a long time. took me about a year of searching before i found my new job.
    ive no idea about merchandising, but manchester is a great place to live! lots to do, shopping and transport links are amazing, and lots of amazing cocktail bars and eateries in the Northern Quarter.
    good luck with the move!

  2. Well done on landing your job! Merchandising sounds like a great job. I don't know much about Manchester but I know it's a thriving city so you won't be short of things to do. Good luck!

  3. Congratulations on your new job! I hope the move goes well :) xx

  4. How exciting! Good luck with everything. Thanks for sending me link via bbloggers chat.
    Adela x


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