After my graduation from uni, I went through a phase of hardship spanning over 10 months when it came to looking for a job. I was aiming to get into the IT field and as I reached the 9th and 10th month I was reaching a point of depression of not finding a job. Thankfully I made a breakthrough and finally got a web development job. It’s been two years since then and it has been pretty peachy and my skills have come a long way since then and I thought that I would be in this job for quite sometime. However I’ve been quite naive in having that kind of mindset. As of today I’ve been laid off.
There are many reason why this has happened but I shall not go into details about, but I guess I should have seen this coming. If you follow my Twitter then most of you would know by now, but the simple explanation is that the company is closing for business. Today I’ve been feeling rather sad about this the worries I had 2 years ago are sort of coming back again. And now my plans for another overseas holiday next year are out of the question.
But I have to look at the brighter side of things now and think of it as a new beginning. I do wish to continue working in the web development field as the opportunities are endless but whether I wish to continue in ColdFusion development is another question. I would like to expand my skills in PHP and other web technologies so I may have to start learning these on my own for the time being. So for now I shall be going through some tough times over the coming weeks as I am now gone back to a NEET status and will be going through the daunting process of interviews.
If you’re a Sydney based reader and know of any place wanting a web developer with 2 years of commercial development experience (doesn’t have to be ColdFusion specific) please do send me an email about it.
EDIT: Just created a LinkedIn account for those who want to add me.