- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2018
So I went for a job interview today. It went okay. I “kind of” got offered a job. The whole thing didn’t feel right to be honest. I think it was mainly because I need company sonsorship for a visa, but they were suggesting I freelance for three months and then they’d decide whether to do so or not – not even sure if it’s legal.
Thing is, I’m a fresh graduate. I studied a pretty closed field, technical theatre. (UK degree so no minor). I blame the school careers advisor, she scoffed when I suggested it so I took the decision to prove her wrong! Haha!
The interview was for a production company but not for a specific job. I talked up my creative skills and my physical, production skills which I have a lot of experience in. I didn’t talk up my management/people skills, and maybe I should of done.
What they offered was physical, hard labour. Which is fine. But another reason it didn’t feel right is because the guy interviewing me kept going on about the fact I am a woman and I’d find it hard to find work, I wouldn’t say he made out like he was doing me a favour but maybe he did, even in the UK women aren’t well respected in my field. You have to prove yourself as a women first, and then prove yourself in the job.
Which brings me onto the last “it wasn’t right” thing. And I am really sorry if this comes across badly. I am a caucasian female in a far east country. I turn enough heads because I am caucasian, add into the fact that I am a woman in a male dominated (probably exclusive in this part of the world) industry who will be working with dozens of sweaty asian men, and well, I’m not sure I can cut it.
So now I’m not even sure I want to do that sort of work, at all. If I could be creative then maybe it’d be different, but I’m not sure that’s an option at this stage in my career.
So this brings me onto my question. Do I change tact completely and go for jobs out of my field (am seriously considering insurance/marketing even if it involves retraining at this juncture) or do I just hope/try to find something more suitable within my own field perhaps creative, perhaps sales. I just don’t know what I want right now. I know it was just one interview but I really need some direction and advise.