Traineeship and studies
I studied cultural and media sciences with an emphasis on English, Romance languages and Dutch studies and studied during the study also a year at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Before completing my studies in humanities, I have a two-year TV traineeship. During the subsequent studies, I worked as a PR specialist in Brussels for a year. There I gained important experience in international press work for diplomacy and event management.
Salesman job instead of perspective
In addition, I gained extensive knowledge of Web Content Management and was able to efficiently expand and deepen my multilingualism. Accordingly, I already created during my studies a "profile" with a corresponding perspective regarding international PR ... At least that's what I thought back then.
The reality was different: I worked as a sales assistant and my applications mostly went unanswered. My impression is that HR pay more attention to the work experience, which after graduation on the CV, while the previous ones are consciously or unconsciously devalued.
Temporary work: opportunity on the second labor market
Personal interviews were almost exclusively based on my personal network. But maybe that is also a typical industry problem, which today catapults many graduates with a PR career in "permanent practice loops"?
My luck is that in the second job market - as a so-called temporary worker - I get the chance to prove myself in my area again and to gain further experience in exciting projects. Perspectively, however, I would like to develop a second pillar as a freelance author and editor.
Humanities scholar and perfectionism
I've often noticed during my career. that spiritual scientists are inclined to perfectionism, to wish to make everything particularly correct and especially correct. It is possible that he is regularly taught at the university.
A "healthy" perfectionism, refined with the appropriate pinch of humor and a not to be despised portion of self-confidence, I consider irreplaceable. But where this has its limit to the disabling extreme, I can not locate due to the current labor market situation.
As you can see it?
How do you see the opportunities, but also the risks of temporary employment? What experiences have you done?
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