Job hunting can be many things, from tiring and time consuming and on the positive side, exciting and inspiring. Whether you’re about to make the transition into graduate work, or just looking for a part-time job alongside your studies – this blog and Careers Services are here for you.
Within this blog we will look at three main aspects of the job-hunting process that might trip you from time to time.
"...what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation." - Will Smith, Actor
Ok, preparation is important right? That’s all very well and good, but how exactly should we prepare for looking for work. Here are some handy bitesize tips for you.
Put together a list of useful websites, such as the following:
Next, set up email alerts so you don’t miss the opportunity to apply for your dream job.
Then, create a job search and application schedule that works for you, consider:
Some of the most successful people suffer from imposter syndrome and yet we think they’re great. Take Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Lady Gaga for example. You’re the best possible you, try not to forget that.
Research in 2020 found that 9-82% of people experience impostor syndrome for at least a limited time in their lives. This is a common feeling.
Ideas for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome:
You’ve got this!
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle, Philosopher
Yes, you’ve spent an unspeakable number of hours on your applications only to face rejection. That hurts and make us feel dejected. But it’s not personal so try not to take it that way.
Here are some things to bear in mind to stand the best possible chance of getting short-listed next time:
Don’t forget to check out our Where to find a job page for useful resources and a list of industry specific job hunting pages.
We can support you with your application. Book an Application Support appointment on CareerHub as you soon as you’re ready to start making an application or need it checked over.
Finally, we are here to support you. Check out our range of services and events on CareerHub and the range of employability-related resources on CareerHub+.