Happy New Year to everybody.
One of my goals for 2018 is to get back into employment. I have lots of experience in IT, designing and developing multi-user systems, mainly for financial houses and mainly in central London. There’s no reason why I couldn’t do the same kind of job, or something similar, once again.
Of course, largely because of the stroke, I have a few constraints. In the first place, I think my body would need more-than-a-weekend to recover each week, so I’m looking for something part-time rather than full-time. Second, as a result of the stroke I no longer drive, so my universe has contracted. It would be nice to do something from home, but realistically I can travel into the centre of my nearest city (Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK), which I could just get the bus to. For anything not on a bus route, I’d have to rely on a taxi. I used to get the train up to London, and I suppose I could use the train again, though I don’t want to travel anywhere near that distance.
There’s a lot of steps I can take, just from my armchair. I updated my cv – I just wrote a new one before the stroke, so it is a case of tweaking rather than rewriting. Then I stuck it up onto Jobserve, and I updated my profile on LinkedIn. Above all that, it’ll be a case of keeping my ear to the ground.