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Direction

I started this blog to document my attempt to find a job but obviously that’s a bit boring. My other passion in life is cooking. Well cooking and eating.  I know blogs that are unfocused are a bit annoying so the type of blog I’m trying to do is a lifestyle blog, admittedly the lifestyle is that of an unemployed graduate but I’m hoping to pepper it with recipes and advice on what to do while at university to give yourself a better start in the employment race once you’ve finished. It’s all so clear with hindsight !

So if you’re interested in unemployment, food, British Television and university life, please stick around and give my blog a read.

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Frustration & Panic Applying

The problem with applying for jobs is you soon get frustrated with the lack of response. Why can’t you employ me ? I fulfilled all the criteria you were asking for ! You get so frustrated that jobs you qualify for don’t want you, you start applying to any old job. Jobs that you never in a million years would qualify for. Of course they don’t reply and the whole situation gets worse.

A few weeks ago, I had a really bad day. People around me were getting jobs and I felt like the most unemployable person ever. So I panic applied. I clicked apply to as many jobs as I could. Jobs I didn’t want or couldn’t do.

The key is to take a deep breath and don’t just panic apply to every job you see. Read the descriptions. If you don’t fit it exactly you’re not going to stand a chance. Job seeking involves a lot more strategy than you’d think. You have to plan your applications. Write a covering letter with all the key words the description uses. Tailor your CV to fit it. If parts of your CV are irrelevant to the job, get rid of them. I have multiple CVs on my computer now, each one tweaked for different jobs.

I haven’t got a job yet though so my advice isn’t bible, but it’s got to be improving my chances a little bit…I hope.

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