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November 18, 2013


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Hello everyone,

How has everyone been?

Unfortunately, I can't say that I've been good. I've been here in Perth for just over 6 months long and still no job. There's christmas casual position opening up for retail, customer service etc. but if I really wanted just whatever job, then I would have stayed in Sydney and not move to Perth.

So, a few days ago. My mother had a talk with me about my lack of work and said that my older sister is back in Sydney and wants me to move into an apartment with her.

I'm still thinking about it. My head says that I should do it because it's not like I'm making progress here in Perth (going backwards, if anything, really) but at the same time, my heart is yet to trust my sister again. I mentioned it a few journals back but for an up-to date of what happened between myself and my sister is that the last time we were renting a place, she was financially challenged and from all of the stress and pressure, she left with such short notice, leaving me to have no choice but to look for a new place. At the time, I couldn't, because I was extremely busy with work at the time so I had to rely on a relative to help me move out and into their place.

So while moving to Sydney is probably the smartest thing to do right now since Perth isn't working out for me, at the same time, I don't want a repeat of what happened last time I was renting with my sister. Needless to say, this time, she has a full-time job and has been working for a while now, so I don't think there will be a repeat of last time.

I still need to think about it, however, because from the past 2-3 years, I've been moving around so much that it puts a damper in my residential status, whether or not that affects my probability in finding a job, I don't know but either way, I just need to be able to stand on my own two feet before I'm able to take on other things (things like commissions, etc.)

But that is what has been occupying the majority of my time so I do apologise for the people who have contacted me about commissions and all that. Please don't feel offended that I haven't gotten back to you to discuss commission details and what not as I tend to put them off for so long. It's not because I don't want to do them but because I'm not really on deviantART much these days (I logged on a couple of days back for the first time in months to more than 10,000 messages o____o lol) so if you want to stay in the loop, I frequent my facebook page, twitter and tumblr quite often (twitter and tumblr, I'm just retweeting/reblogging stuff most of the time) but even with those outlets, I'm still not that active on the internet.

Hopefully sometime in the next month or two, I'll be able to update with some good news, not that this update is bad news or anything lol, but something to look forward to, I guess xD

Thanks for reading!

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hmm, hard question. I don't have sister or brother, I'm only child, but I say, you should give another chance :) you still can think and get some time to decide, how to go forward :D
ThePal Nov 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I really hope that everything'll get better for you. Stay safe!
jminniiworld Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
hmmm have you considered AGDA? I heard it's a graphic design group based in Perth in Curtin University according to my tutor, they have job opportunities in Graphic design? I need to start looking for job offers too, next year! Don't worry everyone is struggling, my friend just graduated from Engineering a few months ago and still hasn't found a job. 

Your not the only one who is jobless, basically the economic is f**ked up and is not looking very well, so don't give up! Your in the same position as my bro it took him 1 and half years to get a full-time job ^^; so keep looking most graphic design firms in Perth never advertise so you need to go to them and give them your resume!
goldhedgehog Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I have been. I know that this industry is very niche but I know that they favour applicants with experience which is what I have. It's also more about who you have networked with so the fact that I'm still fresh in Perth and I don't know many contacts yet is why I've yet to get my foot through the door. I haven't given up yet (=

As much as Sydney is more preferable at the moment, I only just settled here in Perth so I don't want to have to go changing/updating my residential status for whatever relevant documents/databases AGAIN T-T;; lol

I'll give AGDA a try. Thanks for that!
jminniiworld Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, that is very true it's Perth for you, I think you should move back to Syd, my tutor said it's better for the design industry there isn't much about design wise here in Perth. That's up to you, right now for me it's about trying to get into the world of design too. I have been planning to quit my part-time and work where my brother use to work so hopefully everything turns out well for you! Wish you all the best, don't worry you'll be able to get a job, like my mom always said EVERY job is hard to get into. It's not just graphic design or in the arts.

It's also important for you to click with the interviewer, if I was correct persuasive talk is very effective you just need to play there game. ahahahah
I really do hope you will find something soon. I'm very sorry to know how everything is for you at the moment.
goldhedgehog Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No need to feel sorry for me xD but thank you :)

If anything, I'm just annoyed at how not many places are offering jobs.
I do worry about you and my other friends. You're more than welcome, bro. :manhug:

I totally understand, man. I really do hope you will find something. :thumbsup:
GreyRadian Nov 18, 2013   General Artist
Awww i don't wanna say 'i told you so' but its too true that we're not going to make any progress in perth, if anything I would probably move to Sydney DX
For the sake of getting a better job, I hope you do move back to Sydney! Can't even get retail here either and I've been trying for 3 years :iconcryforeverplz:
goldhedgehog Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

I knew Perth was slow on employment but I didn't think it was gonna be this BAD lol oh well, it's the results of low demand, I guess.

But yes, you were right lmfao It was my mother that told me that there's 'jobs' all over Perth but I guess when I arrived, I just missed the hiring season and employment slowed down.

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