Female PMET Is Jobless And Homeless, Feeling Despondent

Hi Gilbert,

I got your contact info from Zarina, who said that you might be able to help me get a job and/or help me financially as well.

I’m a freelance editor who’s been out of work for a while.

I have no home of my own, and am currently on govt assistance and staying at various hostels, where the rates vary by day.

I don’t have enough cash to go on living hostel-style, and I haven’t been able to land a daily rated job.

And I don’t exactly feel like I can commit to any monthly rated job or even attend media-related interviews in my current situation, when I don’t even have a stable place to stay or know when the govt assistance is coming in, etc.

Plus, I’m living on limited changes of clothing, with the rest of my stuff at the mover’s. I’m sort of up in the air, if you know what you mean.

As for helping myself, I have already tried to apply for daily rated jobs that I thought I might be able to do.

Other than the media industry, I have no interest or experience in anything else, so I have no idea what else I would do or where I should apply for a “second” career.

I used to temp as various things while I was still in uni, but that was years ago. Recruitment agencies I have approached in recent years for temp assignments have not responded to my applications.

I’m guessing that would because I am no longer a student.

I don’t have any long-term experience in anything other than the media industry. Teaching also did not quite work out for me. I’m not exactly big on kids / teens / the educational system here, for obvious reasons.

As for pursuing any “second” career, so to speak –

1. I have no other interest outside of the media industry, and

2. even if I did get some other job, there would be no way to start it since I have no stable place to stay or even enough clothes to wear, etc. until I got paid.

So I have no way of moving forward.

I don’t know what to do to change this situation and move forward.

I very much want to get my career back on track. I’ve applied for tons of media opportunities, which is where my experience lies, but haven’t been very lucky.

Zarina says that you’ve got a wide network of friends and may be able to work something out for me.

My resume is attached for your reference.

Thanks in advance.


P.S. I’ve already tried writing to the PM’s office, to the HDB, went to one of the Meet-the-MP sessions, etc. There is no way for me to get my own apartment at the moment.

Editor’s note: if you are a employer and require a marketing or PR staff, please let us know so we can forward  you Pam’s resume. I have personally visited Pam last week and found her to be bright and intelligent.


Source: www.transitioning.org

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