So after the disappointment of not being able to line up full time work, I immediately went out and got interviews for a) unpaid work experience at a magazine and b) a PT subediting role at a website.
The magazine interview went well – really well I thought – and was super handily located right on Queen St, in the middle of everything, and around the corner from my work building. The only thing, of course, was the whole “unpaid” bizzo, but it would have been excellent work experience.
After leaving the building, I started stressing about what to do if I was offered it, because my OTHER interview for the paid job was still a week away! That second job was Choice A in every aspect, but if that didn’t work out I would have been happy to do the internship.
Anyway, it turned out to be a moot point as she got back to me saying it would probably take up more time than I had available, but would pass on my details to one of the other mags in their stable of publications! Crisis averted and a new door opens…
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It sounds like the unpaid magazine internship wasn’t meant to be. I ran into a similar problem waiting to hear back from a company I really wanted to work for. I was offered a job I didn’t really want to get, but I was afraid the dream company would never call. Turns out I got an offer for a job at another company that I had worked at over a year ago.
These things have a way of working these things out. Good luck with your next interview!
Good luck with the next interview! Hopefully you will land something that ends up being perfect (and paid)!
I second Jane – I hope that you find something that makes you happy and keeps a roof over your head!