Job Update

While I still haven’t heard anything about the job I mentioned before, I did apply for another one a few days ago and they already got back to me, tested me and offered me some work.

However, I am not quite sure what to expect. I don’t really like the method of communication and am not sure about the payments and keeping track of the assignments.

They told me they pay over PayPal but I’m still highly suspicious. I’ll try it this week and then we’ll see. Maybe I won’t even have enough time because of the proofreading job.

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Another Job Application

Woman types on keyboard

I have written before about my job applications and how they went. And today, I applied for something else.

I have been working as a proofreader for about six months now, and I’m not unsatisfied with the job itself. The problem is the low salary. As I am working only part-time, the paycheck varies every month. The most I got so far was about 170 Euros, but some months, it’s not even a hundred.

For a part-time job, it’s not bad, I guess. I have no previous experience to compare it to, but it is literally just a side income if you have a regular job. I do not, however.

I get paid one Euro for every text I revise. It would not be a problem if I spent three hours on it daily, and had time to do something else, but some texts are so badly-written that I end up spending more than eight hours on it. And that does not pay off.

I talked to a friend, who is a content writer for the same company, and it turns out that she earns over 500 Euros a month, for five hours of work per day.

So, I found an agency looking for a content writer and applied. Writing the cover letter was a bit tricky, and it feels a bit strange applying for a competitor, but I don’t think that my current employer would let me switch jobs.

I’m not really confident in my writing skills because I feel like I cannot really write a lot about a certain subject. I also think that might be difficult to write about the same topics in 20 different ways in 20 different texts, but I feel like I have to try and put myself out there in order to earn more.

They asked if we had any experience or if we have a blog, but I feel like this is too personal to include. And I do not consider this type of writing creative writing, and I’m pretty sure I suck at this, too. This is just a way for me to collect my thoughts and actually avoid talking to people about it.

After thinking it over for a couple of days, I finally applied a couple of minutes ago, and I’m kinda panicking right now, but it will go away. Not really sure what to expect or whether I’ll get any feedback, but at least I tried, right?

Job

I’ve recently started working as a proofreader. I work from home and have control over my work hours. I go over 5 to 6 thousand words per day.

Some days are great and I get everything done fairly quickly.

But some days, like today, are pretty awful.

I don’t understand how some of these people are allowed to write these texts. I think they didn’t go through any copywriting training and just did some test to get the job.

I start reading and have absolutely no idea what they are trying to say. I lose so much time going through references and the internet in general, just trying to find out the meaning of a single sentence. I feel like they also have no idea what they wanted to write.

And as I am a nervous mess, and somewhat of a perfectionist, I can’t let these awful copies go out like that. I don’t want to be responsible for that chaos. So sometimes I spend 10 hours trying to fix their incompetence.

And I just went through a mild panic attack because I had two bad texts in a row and I can’t figure out how to fix them. I just left them for later, but I’ll have to do them eventually and I’m already dreading the moment.

Of course, that ruined the day for me already and I still have six other texts to go through. I really don’t know how to deal with this and how to focus.

Plus, I’m on my period and it’s like 40 degrees.

Job

So I didn’t get that job. 

I felt less nervous than I thought I would going there. The interview went well, but they said that there were a few more candidates, and they will let me know later.

I didn’t really feel nervous after it, because it was out of my hands. There was nothing I did wrong, I did well on the written part and I looked completely normal during the interview.

However, they let me know a few hours later that they went with someone else, but will keep my info in case they need someone again soon.

So, all in all, it was stressful, but I think I won’t lose sleep over it. At least I tried.

It just kinda sucks, because I already started planning where I’m going to live, and how I’m going to travel, and how I’ll start going to the gym

Applying for a Job

A week ago I sent my CV not really knowing what to expect. I applied for the same position before I finished uni and was not contacted about it. This time I got a return e-mail, asking me to do a test and they’ll be in touch, and today they told me they’d like to conduct an interview because I did well on the test.

Now, I do not live in the city anymore, but I go there for uni on weekends, I wrote about this earlier, and was thinking about moving full-time if I found a job. And as I wrote earlier, I get very nervous about travelling, and this weekend, the added stress will really do me in.

I was going to travel on Friday afternoon and finally I thought I got my head straight, but now I have to travel in the morning and will probably not sleep again.

I wasn’t really sleeping well these past few days, I don’t know if it’s because of the job, or if I’m just tired of the same old routine.

I am looking forward to moving, so I don’t have to think about the three hours train rides and not knowing what to do with my brain.

But all in all, I will probably get there out of breath, nauseous, dehydrated, and shaking. I don’t know should I just straight out say that I’m a very nervous person and not very good with people, and that is exactly why this job is good for me, because you do everything in an office, on a laptop, or just pretend to be normal.

I just somewhat wish I had someone to travel with, someone to calm me down before the interview, someone, just someone…

this wasn’t that much about applying but just generally about everything happening right now