"And while many claimed the job was a PR stunt Mr Southall took the role seriously, evidently impressing his employers who he now works for as a “tourism ambassador”.” BBC News
This quote interested me. Just because it was a PR stunt it did not stop it from being a serious job. PR doesn’t necessarily have to be about smoke and mirrors, it can create tangible things, and in fact when it creates real things I think it can be far more effective. Good little update about the Best Job in the World!
In the past two days I have spent 9 hours on a coach, 1 hour navigating the London Underground, 3 hours on trains, 1 hour in taxis plus 4 hours walking across London trying to avoid taking the Tube. Not because I don’t like the Tube, more because I am stubborn and would rather limp on my dodgy ankle and marvel at the delights of London.
This was all for a very exciting day I enjoyed yesterday. I haven’t spoken much about my placement, and nor will I begin to now. I had my induction yesterday and all I can say is I am very excited to begin work there in Summer. Suddenly my degree does not just feel like the avoidance of the real world I sometimes think it is! In fact I am seriously considering my life post-graduation (only two years away…) and planning the clearance of my room. Maybe I’m getting carried away, I may well find myself back at home after I graduate. I doubt however I will find myself back in my old bedroom which has been pretty much claimed by my younger sister. Good on her!
There is so much work to do at the moment, and a long way to go, but I’m really pleased with my situation, it feels like the previous hard work is begining to pay off.
It has reached that time of year when I become paler, despite the increase in sun. My eyes are tired by computer screens and scanning books. Deadlines are already upon us and they are approaching in their masses. Result being, I move to the library and pray that my brain has the skill to fight these deadlines and produce results!
It is not a secret that experience is key to boosting employability. In a society where degrees are increasingly common, relevant experience now is not a bonus but rather a necessity for job seeking graduates.