You may have just come out of university and now you’re looking for your first proper job. Or, you could still be at uni searching for a part time job to help pay off those nasty loans. Not to worry, you just need to find out how to pick the right career choice for you. But not just the career, it’s also about picking the right job. You’re going to have a lot of personal considerations when thinking about what the right job for you is. For instance, some people are going to be persuaded by the chance of good pay. Others will be looking for an exciting job that doesn’t have to offer the luxury of a high income. Whatever your preference, we’ve got the tips that you need.
First, let’s take a quick reality check. The job market is competitive so if you haven’t got your degree yet, you shouldn’t necessarily be holding out for your dream part-time job. Likewise, if you left university without getting the best grades, you might have to settle for a job at the bottom of the ladder and start the slow climb. Keeping that reality in mind, there’s something else you have to consider.
To get the job you want, you’ve got to continuously apply for them. Many people don’t because they can’t handle the idea of constantly being rejected for jobs they’d love. That’s understandable but we want you to imagine something for a moment. Imagine, you’ve just had your fortune read. The rather peculiar fortune teller told you your career prospects would improve by the end of the year. 2017 rolls around and you’re still looking for the right job. But then you realised you only sent out a couple of CVs! You can’t possibly expect your career to improve if you do that. This isn’t a hollywood movie. The guy with your dream job is not going to be sitting opposite you on a train one day. If you want the job, you’ve got to go out and find it.
That said, there’s nothing stopping you getting a little helping hand when looking for the job that you want. You can use a recruitment agency. They will then put your CV in the hands of employers who they believe would be interested in you. Or more importantly, employers who you would be interested in working for. The best part? There are specialised recruitment agencies so you can search based on your preferences. If you love the idea of driving for a part time job at uni check out a driving recruitment agency. Or, if you want to work in the field of scientific research, you’ll need a research recruitment agency. You get the idea.
Don’t Dismiss An Opportunity
Lastly, one of the biggest mistakes students make is dismissing opportunities. We all did it. Who actually bothered to attend a careers fair when they were at uni? The sensible people, that’s who! The rest of us went to a local bar instead or headed back to our dorm rooms. But you can’t afford to waste any more opportunities now that you’re searching for a job. Even if a job doesn’t look promising, you never know where it might take you if you stick with it. At the very least you’ll build up some much-needed experience.
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