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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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Welcome To My Blog

My graduation pictures arrived in the post this morning and it reminded me, it’s been a  month since I graduated.

A whole month.

And in that month I haven’t really achieved anything concrete. I’ve applied for jobs. I’ve made my CV look pretty. I’ve baked a few cakes and acquired a few more cook books. I need to get proactive. I need a way to show employers that they should employ me. So I’ve decided to start this blog. Hopefully pictures of my baking will entice a few job offers… because my degree* obviously isn’t !

So, welcome to my blog, where I hope to share the trials and tribulations of being a graduate searching for her first proper job.

*English & American Literature 

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