The one thing wrong with that question is why are you looking for a job?
I've applied to jobs where the description matched my resume to the point where I could remove my name and put the job title name at the top. Yet, I never heard anything back. I kept asking myself what the heck is wrong with these people I CAN DO THIS JOB. I didn't realize I was chasing something that wasn't meant for me.
When you look for something you usually don't find it. You're overexerting energy into your own plan instead of allowing the universe to gain control of your destiny.
When you look for a job what are you doing? Are you going through job descriptions and then saying to yourself Oooo I can do this, check mark! Then you start updating your resume to match the skills needed for the job right?
Are you seeing the pattern yet?
Stop molding yourself to fit into a bucket. You have the power and an outlet to become so much more than that.
The universe works in a way that if something is meant for you, it will happen no matter what. You cannot stress yourself out trying to find a job.
It reminds me of that star athlete in high school who never went to class and didn't apply to any colleges. Yet, they had hundreds of recruiters reaching out to them. We killed ourselves taking the SAT's and got good grades just to get one acceptance letter. We were looking for schools that fit our needs not realizing that if we had something that school needed in order to profit, we wouldn't have needed to apply either.
Rule number one to becoming a job magnet is instead of waiting for a recruiter to call you back, you should be creating your own opportunity. If you want to be a social worker but can't find work, start a non-profit for the specific practice you are interested in. If it's women and child abuse, create a nonprofit to cater towards creating a change in your community. Then, your LinkedIn profile headline will read "Founder of Women & Child Abuse Organization" instead of "College Graduate Looking For Work." Which person would you hire?
Start by creating a list of things you are passionate about. What do you want to do for a living? Write what excites you to get out of bed every morning. Then ask yourself are you doing that right now? If you aren't, you need to start today.
You also need to think like a CEO. The main questions all CEO's and recruiters want to know is how will you make their life easier, and how will you make them more money? If you can answer those two questions on your LinkedIn, website, and resume, you're in.
When you brag about your ivy league educational background, dean's list awards, and how great you were at your last job, all you're doing is stating why you should stay at your last job. What did you learn in your ivy league education that is going to make them money, what skills did you acquire in your courses from making the dean's list that will benefit their company, do you have an example that explains how you were great at your last job? Did you save the company money, did you create a new strategy or case study that brought the organization new clients? Don't brag about your fancy titles and education if you don't have anything to show for it.
Every job I've had thus far was handed to me. A recruiter either reached out to me on LinkedIn or I met someone at a charity or networking event who forwarded my information to a recruiter. Making yourself marketable means attracting people on paper and in person.
Start with getting your niche on paper, then create your own opportunity. Make your elevator pitch poppin', get mobile, and just talk to people about what you love to do. Your energy and aura will shine through before you even start talking about your amazing skills. Attend charity events, network, and just be you .
Make yourself marketable and the jobs will start rolling in.
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