I’ve observed that there is an epidemic of newly graduated, qualified young people who can’t seem to land a break, or get a job.
The millennial clan is definitely one of much diversity. Many of us are dreamers, swimming against the tide of (unsolicited) traditional employment advice that our folks give us. Many of us are trying to make ends meet through jobs we don’t care about while we work on our dreams and goals. Many of us, however, are passionate about a particular career path and are just trying really hard to land that first job that kicks the door open.
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That process is what I’d like to discuss here. Or rather, the demoralisation many of us feel when we are vigorously job-hunting, but with little success.
It’s a very real emotion – I’ve been there! In fact, I still experience that feeling of wanting to scream at the person interviewing me– ‘you know, I may not have that particular skill that you’re after but I can learn it and offer you so much more, can’t you just take a chance on me?’ And that’s if you get to the interview stage.
I want to let you know that it will be ok. You will persevere and soon enough a recruiter or employer will take a chance on you.
In the meantime, while you are swimming against the tides, it serves to remember the following
Take your resume seriously
Don’t take rejections personally
I find that one of the most frustrating aspects of hiring is that employers often look for the candidate that
Consider joining a recruitment
Don’t give up
We all have to seek something in order to obtain it. Rare are the chances that a job (or anything) will fall into your lap without you exerting any effort to obtain it. Remember this – if you give up, you can be sure that you will never secure the opportunity that you desire.
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