First let me apologise for my slowness in uploading any new kind of art besides HvsA, I am lacking material time to finish my works.
Some of you might remember the last journal I wrote about my life, it was about my tough but yet happy life in London.
I explained how I have been working in an art materials shop and enjoyed my job. But since October 2014 I have been trying to apply for another UK company that is Cass Art. Cass Art is the biggest art material retailer in UK or at least the most serious. Only artists are employed as sales assistant, and since I wanted to be called as such I kept applying for any of their jobs every month since now.
I really wanted to work for Cass Art so bad that I always felt depressed every month after realizing they were not answering my applications. They did not have openings for me.
In the meantime I kept trying, and improving my CV, cover letter and other things. Finally in April it happened that they had a part time vacancy in one of their stores. I applied immediately online and I went to the shop as well and left my application personally. Almost immediately I got an appointment for an interview. I was incredibly happy. The interview was good, the manager is a great person, but I felt like I should have prepared the answers better.
Then after some days the Company called me and told me that my application was UNsuccessful. I won't describe how I felt. It was horrible. After all the months trying and hoping I had wasted my only choice.
I decided to try to be strong, it wasn't easy at all. Then after a couple of days they called me again, told me that they changed their plans and recruited me. I was shocked and I still am. Now it's been almost a month that I started my new job in Cass Art. I changed my accomodation and I am still finishing moving my belongings. And I have some holidays to plan...after 1 year without seeing my family I'll finally go and visit them!
... this is why I still have no time for anything.
In short: being employed by that company has been my dream for more than 6 months. At the beginning I was sure to get the job after something like a month, but in reality it took so long to find a real opening to apply for!!
MORAL OF THE STORY: be always realistic when you pursue a dream, but NEVER stop to try. Even when they say no. People can change their mind.