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Oh man, the last couple of months has been hard. I left a beautiful country (Ireland) to go back to Denmark (which of course is also great) and I’ve been in between jobs for about 4-5 months now. Which is harder than I’d imagined.
Tried It Before
So, I’ve actually tried being in between jobs before. When I left Lisbon, Portugal after six months back in 2014 I was unemployed for a short while before I decided to go back to school.
I don’t remember exactly how long but it wasn’t more than maybe a month or even a couple of weeks. It was still tough but I didn’t expect it to happen again… But it did.
“You Just Take This Job”… Says Everyone.
I’ve commented on this in a previous post as well. Back then I hadn’t been in between jobs for that long, so my patience has gotten worse since.
I’ve been trying like crazy to land a job but the issue is that I’m not just going to take one of them simple “come-and-get-me”-jobs. Which is insanely difficult to explain to people who keep saying that a job is a job and it looks better if you’re already working.
Oh, I know it is. But if I wanted to work some simple job I would go abroad again. Coming from a company like Microsoft in Dublin it is hard for me to settle for “less”. People don’t understand that I’ve “peaked” already at 25 years old – company-wise. It doesn’t get bigger than the American multiinternational companies like Microsoft.
Why It’s Hard To Stay Home
This is also one of the main reasons why it’s hard to stay at home – here in Denmark.
I cannot find companies as big as Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google etc. here and that annoys me. My hometown simply isn’t big enough for attract companies like this.
For me, I’m constantly looking for an excuse to leave Denmark and move back to Denmark. I know that I can write one post on LinkedIn and have a job in Dublin by next week. Crazy right?
Being Danish or Scandinavian, apparently, we’re are worth a lot abroad because we are tough to get – due to us not being that many. I love that feeling – and I should take advantage of it, right?
A Quote to Lighten the Mood and Wrap Up
“You will make it. Maybe not immediately – but absolutely & definitely”
I know that if I stay in Denmark I will find a job at some point. My question to myself is if I should “settle”.
I have a great apartment here. My friends and my family is here. Denmark is “safe” and basically everything is taken care of – but that is the problem. It’s too simple.
I have some thinking to do.
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My name is Rasmus, I'm a Danish guy who wants to share every thought, dream and struggle about my life.
Via trips abroad as an expat to London, Lisbon and must recently Dublin I've gained some experiences that I would like to share.
I play the guitar, sing, love to travel, spent time with my friends and family and I'm a big Manchester United fan.