Today I’m not going to be bringing you any fashion-y stuff, I’m basically just going to talk about how my job-searching is going (sorry) and an article I found earlier today.
I’ve been looking for a job for quite a while now and I’m starting to get frustrated but after reading this article, I feel a little more motivated. Maybe it might motivate you (if your looking for a job, that is) Looking for a Job is definitely a Job in Itself! :
- The most important tip is get out of Bed! Treat looking for a job as a full time job in itself. Get up every morning as you would if you were employed. — I am yet to do this, since holidays began, I usually wake up at 10am and I guess if I had a job, it would be earlier than that so I need to work on this….
- Set yourself a daily schedule with goals and targets in your job hunting search. — I don’t set daily goals, I sort of just apply as I make my way through the internet everyday
- Be ready online each morning to research the web for job openings. Set a time and don’t schedule non job hunting activities into that time slot.
- Spend at least 2 hours a day researching the web on job boards such as http://www.AdminJobs.ie and all the generalist job sites. — I can honestly say I spend more than 2 hours job hunting online
- Register with all relevant job board sites and set yourself up with job alerts. — Did it!
- Even though you will receive job alerts by email each day, you must also go back and search through the jobsites for new roles advertised, for any roles that could be newly advertised out of your job alert settings but would be still relevant for you to apply to. — I always do this 🙂
- Research companies that you would like to work for and send in your CV regardless if they are advertising for a position. Many companies have put new posts on hold since October and you never know, your CV may just land in their inbox at just the right time! — I’ve written to some magazines this year, guess I need to write to more
- Lower your criteria. Your dream job may be to work as a PR assistant in a busy media agency but it may take you a few career steps to get there. Apply for any roles related to the required industry you want to get a foot into.
- Set yourself a goal of getting out 10 CV applications or more a day. Don’t leave the PC until you have reached your applications target. — CV handouts are a regular thing in my life at the moment lol
- Follow up all your CV applications with a call, asking if they received your CV. It shows you are keen to work for their company. — Hmm, learnt something new …
- Keep a record of where you have applied and for what role. Track if you have chased up the application. — keeping record is very useful but with the amount of random applications made each day, how much can you track…?
- Think outside the box. Is there something you could volunteer to do whilst you are actively seeking employment that would look good on your CV? Events / Galas anything that shows initiative. — ………….
I know some people may say I’m not trying hard enough and there are jobs out there, but I’ve been looking for more than a year, a little part of me thinks that God is saving me for a special employer :p So anyway I’m going to try to work on these steps over the next few months so hopefully by ending of September, I will have a job 😀
But enough about me, how do you do? 🙂
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The biggest challenge in your job hunt will be staying motivated. I have come up with 12 tips to help keep you motivated and ensure you are doing everything within your power to get that job.
· The most important tip is get out of Bed! Treat looking for a job as a full time job in itself. Get up every morning as you would if you were employed.
· Set yourself a daily schedule with goals and targets in your job hunting search.
· Be ready online each morning to research the web for job openings. Set a time and don’t schedule non job…
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