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HELP! Lost confidence? Work experience needed?

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Old 16-02-2012, 12:25 PM
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HELP! Lost confidence? Work experience needed?

I lost my job in October due to being too inexperienced...now i just find myself putting me down! constantly!

i have completed my Level 1 Flor, Level 2 Flor + Level 3 Flor, i also have a Level 4 in a teacher training course (PTLLS) also won a 'highly commended' award for UKWorldSkills Intermediate Floristry at the final at tatton park, last year! i'm 19 and have had just under 2 years experience working in a shop...

i've never had much confidence with my work or in myself, i've worked in shops before and found it hard when i can't do something generally funeral work (single and double enders)

I was thinking of maybe asking for work experience with an experienced florist in the Manchester area, would anyone suggest this to be a good idea? and if so could anyone suggest a florist? or be willing to give me a chance?

I find myself not applying for florist jobs just incase of rejection...or me being better in interview stages rather than the actual floristry work!


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Old 16-02-2012, 01:04 PM
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hey im not from your way so cant help unfortunately but i would say work experience would definately help you. same sorta things have happened to me and im really unconfident atm, wont even hand cv out at my local as im too nervous after a few bad experiences so if you ever need a shoulder PM me good luck to you.xx
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Old 16-02-2012, 01:13 PM
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thank you so much, it's such an awful feeling, i've known i've wanted to be a florist from being a little girl and i was so set on my life as a florist and now i'm turning my back on it i love floristry, i just want to know more and be confident in the everyday things!!! once i've learnt how to pm, i'll definitely, you too, i'm here for a shoulder ;D x
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Old 16-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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ahh you have to sign up to PM i forgot sorry. yeah it is awful coz i love floristry and was so uber keen but i have confidence problems in all aspects of life so it is a struggle. just gotta keep at it. im doing some stuff at home in my own time so i feel more positive and gonna reapply to do volunteering soon, just daunting.x
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Old 16-02-2012, 01:23 PM
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how do you sign up?
computery things baffle me!
and yeah, i'm looking for paid work but like i said i just don't want to disappoint so volunteering seems like the best option!x
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Old 16-02-2012, 01:27 PM
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i was volunteering but i moved away so have to start again...had an interview at a local place but it went badly and so iv just gave up for now, no time to get used to new shop before vd and md so just been doing the house up, working part time in a shop but its soul destroying lol. you click on user cp up at the top and on the left im sure it says something about paid subscriptions. its a tenner a year but means you get more info on the private forums.x
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Old 16-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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I also can't help with reccomendations for work experience, but are you sure that was the real reason you lost your job? what I mean is, the place you were working may just have needed to cut costs and it was the easiest way for them to let you go, it may not even have been true. TBH, you have to get some confidence in your abilities, life is full of people who will knock you, find somewhere that you can do some work experience, and don't be too hard on yourself.
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You sound like you've done a lot for someone 19, and you must have talent to have been commended at Tatton. I could probably tell you a few florists to ask around manchester, whereabouts in Manchester would you be willing to travel too? have you got a car to get about?

I agree with Petitpetal, it may just have been the shop was struggling and you were the least experienced member of staff.
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Old 16-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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i haven't volunteered since i was around 15/16 so i haven't considered it as a option but thinking about it i need it!
i know i need paid work desperado! but i need the experience before i can be in a shop and be confident!
you'll get something! just need that one person to say yes!!!!!
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