I realise there are a multitude of blogs available on the Internet these days; each one with their own unique spin and take on life. Some are interesting, some are just plain gibberish. I have never been into the idea of blogging so your probably thinking to yourself, why is he doing this? Well that is a very good question and makes for a good introduction to my blog. To answer this, you need to know a little about me first.
I'm Mark, a 23 yr old Somerset guy who has recently moved to the big smoke. I graduated from Plymouth University in 2011 and was very overwhelmed by getting my first job at a major pharmaceutical company. The job sold to me was working on their biggest project which will fundamentally change the way the company works. This sounded like an amazing opportunity for my first job and I was looking forward to making a real impact. The reality, however, was not what I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, I haven't been making the tea and coffee, what I have been doing is much worse; nothing. I cannot honestly tell you what I have been doing on this job in the past year other than learning and training. It has been hard to prove myself or shine as an individual as I haven't been given the opportunity to do so. "I haven't been given the opportunity to do so". As soon as I said this to myself I had a thought; why should I wait for someone to give this opportunity, why don't I make the opportunity for myself and grab it with both hands? It's this thought that has given life to this blog. I wanted a way to share how I am faring with life as a graduate and hopefully help give other graduates advice and insight into life beyond the job advert. It also never hurts to practice my writing ability and bolster my CV whilst I am at it :)
Now I don't want this to be all about me. If anyone has any insights of their own experiences in their first few years as a graduate, how they have coped and fared and any advice that could help fellow graduates then please let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly post a feature on here to help and grow this community
I hope you are as excited as I am to join me on this journey