I used to be a university lecturer. I had to take 18 months off sick after my accident in 2005, but I did eventually go back, and I really enjoyed that job. Unfortunately, my department is being closed down, so I have was effectively made redundant, at the end of June. Over the summer, we had our family holiday, and then I had the kids around, but now that they are back at school, I am bored stupid.
I am really worried about whether I will find another job. I am officially registered as 'blind' (although I think that should just be 'partially sighted', really). I want to try and move into administration, but I have already applied for so many jobs, and had no luck. I have had only one interview. A lot of the forms essentially say "If you are registered as disabled, we will interview you, to give you a chance, at least", but even so, I have only had that one interview (and I can't remember if that one might have just been a 'tick the boxes' interview - 'We will interview you, as you are disabled, so it will look like we are being fair').
Grumble grumble grumble. I am really worried that I will never get another job. I don't have any experience in the area I want to move into, but my injury means that I would never get another lectureship. I am applying for administration in universities, where I think I would be good, since I know the university system so well. I live in Surrey, so I could cope with anything in London. There are lots of jobs, there, but then I suppose that there are loads and loads of applicants.
My CV essentially says that I am proud of myself for how well I have coped, post-accident. But I don't suppose that helps.