There’s a good reason why I’m not posting in this category so often these days and that reason is called unemployment. This is a tough spot to be in, especially in Sweden, but at the same time it’s an opportunity to learn how to make the most of the situation and maintain a positive attitude.
Since I quit school in June, I’ve been looking for an opportunity for practical training or perhaps even a real job, while I’m doing some freelance work here and there. I want to work in the advertising business, preferably with copywriting, so I’ve been emailing some local agencies trying to get a chance to work with them and get some valuable experience.
I understand that web and design agencies has a gigantic inbox but I still think that they should take the time to reply to every email they get. At takes about one second to type the word ‘no’ and another second to click ‘Send’. Heck, you can even make an automatic response for all emails containing the word ‘portfolio’, where you explain your situation.
This is not at all a complaint, it’s merely a recommendation. They, and every other agency, have the right to behave however they like, but not responding is a very bad way of treating both customers and potential employees. In the end, this behavior will come back and bite you in the ass, hurting your as well as your company’s reputation. Come on people, it’s called PR and it’s important.
Enough about this. I just wanted to give you somewhat of an update about what’s been going on. And if you have any kind of job opportunity, freelance or not, long-term or short-term, throw me an email.