WhyNot

Category - Education & Employment

The cover letter I wish I could send

Words by Lydia, 18 VIC To whom it may concern, I am writing to apply for the job you have advertised. Obviously. Why else would I be writing to a stranger’s work email? While I don’t think I will enjoy this job and...

Paper Rockets

Words by Becky, 19 NSW   Finding success when you are not built in the eyes of corporate perfection – an analogy   If I ever build a rocket, I would make it out of paper.   I’d make it forty sheets thick and...

I’m one in four: the education system.

Words by Kirsten, 28 QLD I count to four as I breathe in and out. I have learnt, the caring sector is not for the faint-hearted. As a year nine student wheels himself onto the veranda on the chair he’s just stolen...

Dear Future Employer

Words by Briana, 20 VIC Dear future employer, What is the answer? How do we break the cycle? The cycle where we study. We attain a casual job. We graduate. We have graduated but are still at our casual job that we can’t...

Elusive Employment in Unprecedented Times

Words by Kai, 25 The year 2020 brought a whirlwind of change. At least that was what it looked like when Jane*, an old friend, shared a picture from her office farewell dinner. Her company fired her without warning for...

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