It definitely isn’t the easiest of tasks when you’ve completed your studies and looking for the right job to kickstart your career. In fact, it could definitely end up being one of the hardest things you’ve got to do.
But you can’t give up. And you definitely can’t settle. Irrespective of whether we’re aware of it, there’s something that all of us want to do when we’re in that position in life. We might have a slight inclination to a certain type of job or a preference for a specific industry or just an idea about what we want to do. And unfortunately, we’re competing against hundreds if not thousands of other people when we apply for them.
It’s very easy to lose hope and sort of just settle with some job that we get that almost seems like the easier option. But here’s the catch, when you do this, it can go one of two ways. On the one hand, without realizing it, we might have just said yes to our dream job. But more likely, we just said yes to something we’re not a huge fan of and maybe the opportunity to take our career to the next step.
No matter what, it’s important to not lose hope, and keep trying until we find something that we’re happy with instead of settling.
Why you might ask.
For one main reason. A couple years down the line, you don’t want to end up regretting a decision you made or regretting not trying hard enough. And trust me, regret can be a huge pain in the a**.
So here are 6 things to remember when you’re applying for a job, just to sort of give you an edge and maybe, that push you need and more than anything, to make sure you don’t regret anything in the long run.
- Job Portals
Whether we realize it or not, most companies do advertise their jobs through portals. And right there, we’ve got a place to find a good number of jobs related to something we’re looking for. So why not use what you’ve got.
- Company Websites
However, a few companies specifically prefer not using these portals. So look for the top companies in your field. Check out their websites and careers section, and you might just get lucky.
An amazing opportunity to market yourself and apply and find jobs at the same time, LinkedIn is a goldmine for people looking for jobs across the globe.
One of the most important points on this list, remember to not use the exact same CV and cover letter for every job you apply to. Personalize it towards the company or the position and then send it through to make sure that they know you actually care.
- Mail them
And don’t stop with just applying on the website or the portal, send through an email if an ID is available just for extra measure.
- Keep Applying
And definitely the most important of all, no matter how much time it takes, no matter how hard it is, no matter how many rejections you get, keep applying. It’ll work out, I promise. If not, you’ll know you did your best and you’ll be able to figure out what else might be the next step.
So there you go, 6 things to remember when you’re applying for a job. And hey, let me know if it works out!