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Time To Learn Some Hard Truths About Job Hunting

22 March 2017 No Comment

Job hunting is never easy, in fact, it’s one of the most stressful and frustrating things that you can do in life. Sadly it’s also incredibly necessary and important. If you’re lucky, then you won’t have to spend too long looking for your perfect job before you finally land it. Of course, that’s hardly the most realistic option, is it? In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to spend a long time looking for a job, long enough that you might even be tempted to give up altogether. That might sound a little harsh, but it’s true. In fact, it’s one of many hard truths about job hunting that you’re going to have to come to terms with if you want to survive out there. Here are a few more to help you avoid any nasty surprises down the road.

Interviewers can be shallow

 

In an ideal world, the people who interview you for a job would be completely impartial and interested in nothing but your resume and the things that you can potentially bring into their company. Sadly we don’t live in an ideal world, and this is, most certainly, not the case. In fact, many interviewers can be intensely shallow, and even some of the most innocuous, surface level elements can mean the difference between landing your dream job and slogging through yet another set of applications. For one thing, make sure that you look presentable, it shows that you’re willing to put in the effort and are engaged with the interview. If you aren’t a native English speaker, then you should not only think about your word choices very carefully but you AJ Hoge’s pronunciation course. A very strong accent can sometimes make it difficult to be understood, and you don’t want interviewers to miss things that you have to say.

Qualifications aren’t that important

For those who spent the first part of their lives obsessing over grades at school and then university, this one might come as a bit of a shock. In reality, the grades that you achieved don’t matter nearly as much as the knowledge and skills that you can actually bring to the role. When you’re writing a job application, don’t just say what qualifications you have. Explain what it is that you learned from those qualifications and why they make you the ideal candidate for that role.

Rejection is a part of life

You’re going to get rejected. Just, come to terms with that right now, and you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble down the road. In fact, it’s pretty likely that you’ll get rejected far more often than you get accepted. If you get one out of every five jobs that you apply for throughout your life, then you’re doing exceptionally well! The important thing is to always treat any job rejection as a learning opportunity, as for feedback so that you know what you need to improve upon in the future. Remember: every failure is another step towards success.

 

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