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Old 29.09.2017, 22:35
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I can understand why it's a struggle to find a job with no qualifications.

1. graphic design is highly and easily outsourced so many graphic designers in Switzerland find it difficult to find full time work.

2. Get some qualifications online. Even I have a design certificate and I'm not a graphic designer... every one and there brother thinks because they knows the basics of a graphic program is a graphic designer. There is so much more to it. I'd love to find one that actually knows how to submit work to the printer.
Amen to that, you should see the things I get insulted with on a day to day basis. Seriously, the world is knee deep with hungry people who call themselves Graphic designers. Itīs a lot like architects or ESL English teachers, just too many talentless ones flooding the market for cheap.
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Old 29.09.2017, 22:37
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Re: Looking for a job

I didn't want to insult OP or anyone alse, I was in same shoes not so long ago, someone said this to me in like military jargon and it help me out to sort my problem off. If I offended op, I apologise. All the best.
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I didn't want to insult OP or anyone alse, I was in same shoes not so long ago, someone said this to me in like military jargon and it help me out to sort my problem off. If I offended op, I apologise. All the best.
I'm not saying it's offensive. I just don't like that it implies social anxiety and depression being a choice while it is a disorder that very often requires more than goodwill (although that is definitely a good way to start).
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Old 30.09.2017, 00:12
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Thank you all for your replies. I have read them all.

Just to clarify: I understand 90% or 95% of what people say but the speaking has been a hell for me. First, because I had a severe social anxiety before, I am not shy, I used to panic every time I had to talk to people or meet someone.

Just to give an example: The first time I went to a French discussion group, I couldn't stop thinking about the different scenarios that could have happened. I stressed the whole week, I couldn't sleep or eat properly, and the day before, my hands went red because of my excessive pinching. The hour before, I cried and it was difficult to breath. When I got there, I didn't say a word.

I am better now... 50% maybe.. I stress less.

I know it makes it more difficult to get a job but that is not the reason why I am not getting any interview because I send my CVs and letters online. If I have an interview, I cry at home and scream, that helps me to look "normal" in front of the employer. (I've had interviews with independent clients before.)

I am insecure about myself and when someone doesn't understand what I say, I panic internally.. That's why I always stay in the basic level, plus, that panic doesn't let me get all the words I know.

The second reason is that I don't like French, I find it ugly.

About my diplomas and certificates... I don't know if I said it but I moved to the USA exactly when I finished my studies. I got there and it was difficult to get a job because of the language, so I learned English in two years. I learned it really fast because I love it.

Then, I had to deal with my social anxiety, but I was alone, I didn't have anybody to push me... so I decided shut myrself away. I used to work in a gym, cleaning towels, I didn't talk much to people and that was good for me.
Everything was job and home... I was living in a beautiful city but I preferred to stay at home and be on my computer where I could hide be myself.

Then I met my now husband and he pushed me to get my first job as a designer in the US. It was scary... I was there, just designing but not giving opinions. I left the job because we had to move here...

My husband has been the one who has helped me with this situation. He hasn't judge me and he has been very patient.

He takes care of almost all the expenses at home, but I'm in charge of part of the rent, my insurance, food and electricity. He won't be able to pay the rest for me and I feel horrible and impotent because he doesn't deserve it.

I would like him to feel free and have money for himself... and I would like to help him and feel free of fear too...

My heart hurts now.

Thank you again for your answers.
Your social anxiety is another good reason to try to find freelance designer jobs online.

If you need help with this send me a message.
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Then I met my now husband and he pushed me to get my first job as a designer in the US. It was scary... I was there, just designing but not giving opinions. I left the job because we had to move here...

My husband has been the one who has helped me with this situation. He hasn't judge me and he has been very patient.

He takes care of almost all the expenses at home, but I'm in charge of part of the rent, my insurance, food and electricity. He won't be able to pay the rest for me and I feel horrible and impotent because he doesn't deserve it.

I would like him to feel free and have money for himself... and I would like to help him and feel free of fear too...
Why did you 'have' to move here? I've guessing because your partner got a job here. In this situation I don't understand why there is any expectation on you. Surely when you were doing the maths in the first place before accepting the idea of moving, the two of you figured out that you could live on his income. Presumably you didn't gamble that you would be able to work - would you even have a suitable permit for work? - or find work.

Did you really sit there in LA with a plan there HE had a job, you didn't, and that once your savings ran out, you'd have to leave Switzerland (going who knows where) while he carried on here happy as Larry? Trailing partners have to get over the idea that they have to specifically financially contribute. Some will be able to, some won't.

Another option, why don't the two of you go back to the US, since you were happy there and clearly financially better off.
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