Friday, 28 August 2009

A Foot on the Ladder


Yes, after four months of job-hunting, I have actually been offered a position in a publishing house!

My mum's partner's son's wife (!) works in a book distributor. They recently bought out a small publishing house, and she kindly passed on my CV to them. They emailed me yesterday and have offered me some part-time work there. I guess it really is about who you know, not what you know.

I start on Wednesday afternoon. It seems so perfect for me - it's about half an hour's drive away, and I don't have to commute to London. I don't have to get up early. It's casual dress code and part time. Really is the perfect way to ease me from the unemployed life of leisure I've been leading recently, into the world of work.

I'm really looking forward to it. But I'm also extremely nervous. My biggest fear is that I won't be able to do the work they ask me to... But I'm sure it will be okay after I've settled. It's the not quite knowing what to expect that is making me nervous. Once I know my way there, I've met the people, I know the surroundings and what work I'll be doing, I'm sure I'll be fine.

The company I'll be working for is Whittet Books. They are a small publishing house, and I'll be working from a home office (I believe). They publish wildlife books, and I'll be working on one about squirrels! Sounds brilliant!

5 comments:

  1. Great news. I hope it works out well.

    (I'm actually quite excited at the thought of you finally paying some tax.)

    Cheers,
    Bob

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  2. Fantastic job. I'm sure you'll love it.

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  3. Good one Sophie! All the best with your climb to publishing power.

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  4. Conrats on a job in a field you want to be in. You'll delve in and love it, I'm sure.

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