So I came to England at the start of April, after just finishing my Information Technology Engineering course, and have been seeking employment ever since. Sadly, it seems the UK is going through another recession, and jobs are very scarce. I sent out about 40 cv's a day, and have only gotten 2 responses. The agency's that I get into contact with, tell me ATM, they don't see me getting a chance, because of the current economic state.
I also recently broke up with my GF, because she doesn't want to do long distance anymore. I am staying in a small village outside Nottingham but I am now really looking to get to London. Its horrible facing all this disappointment in a small village, where you don't know any1, and don't really have a way of meeting people.
I am now at the point where I have to make a decision. I can either give up, go back to South Africa, get the job experience I need, be with my friends and get in a better headspace about life, and then come back to England and try again in a year.
Or, as a last effort, I can pack a bag, go to London and stay in a backpackers, where atleast then I will have people to talk to, and walk the streets looking for a job in a bar. If I find one, I can then afford to stay in London, and carry on applying for jobs.
The problem with this is, I have no experience working in a bar, and I don't know if I can handle the rejection of being told I am unable to work in a ****ty pub... There has just been so much disappointment already, and it might push me over the edge.
Any1 have any advice?