A major life update: I’m now employed in my first full-time job!
Before I get into that, let me first begin by saying that I’ve come a long way since my first few weeks of productivity and ambitiousness in UK. All of which is detailed in Part 1.
As I mentioned previously, I hoped to get a job in the UK after I finished my master’s degree. Easier said than done. It was a long and arduous journey of taking psychometric tests and submitting job applications, on top of coping with my crazy workload. I got pretty tired by the end of it. I also really missed Malaysia this time around compared to when I was in UK for my exchange program. So here I am, back in sunny and humid Malaysia.
I’m currently working in a startup as an SEO strategist, but this wasn’t the position I applied for initially. I actually applied for the position of content writer. When I went in for the interview, I was told that the position had just recently been filled and they’re actually looking to fill their SEO strategist position.
When I was applying, I did come across that position and was mildly interested but didn’t look into it because I didn’t have any prior experience. When I was offered this position instead, I took it as a learning opportunity and a chance to expand my skill set. The best part is, I still get to write sometimes!
Working life and adult life is hard. Sometimes I wish I can go back to degree life because at least I don’t have to wake up early every day. Honestly, waking up early is the hardest part for me because I’ve never been a morning person. My commute every day is one and a half hours by public transport – it’s rough. But at least I’m saving more money this way!