I’m desperate for employment in creative digital media
Jim has plenty of media skills but lacks a degree
Having been unemployed and desperate for employment in Creative Digital Media for almost a year, I am now trying to find a way back in to an industry I was forced out of due to the recession back in 2008.
I send countless spontaneous applications to countless companies seeking employment to no avail. I'm lucky if, or when, I actually get an email response! I already have an array of media skills from digital photography/video, graphics to, more recently, 3D modelling, but just lack the degree and 2-3 years worth of recent work experience.
I have kicked myself for years about not continuing my college education further to university and have struggled a lot because of this.
My question is, where really do I go from here? I have thought a lot about maybe finding an apprenticeship within the industry, but even that seems to have it own pitfuls for someone of 36 years old who is desperate to edge his way back into a very cut throat industry that seems to favour and focus more on those aged 18-24!
I have read many articles about the rise of 'Tech City' and/ or 'Here East' in east London, and the 6,500 jobs apparently out there for people with my current skills, I'm yet finding it more and more difficult to find a way in. Please advise. Thanks - Jim
— James Grant