No one likes to do it, no one can really escape it. It’s easier for some than others, for more reasons than I could possibly list in one blog post. It’s scary, it’s daunting, it’s competitive, and the older you get, the harder it is.
Job hunting. The dreaded job search. I’d rather a root canal. Or 12.
Things I Know About Job Hunting:
You have to put in 100 applications to receive 1 response, and that still doesn’t mean you’ll get an interview.
Employers receive over 500 applications for advertised jobs (ok, so I know for sure of 2 employers who had that many, can’t really speak to the rest).
Unemployment on the Gold Coast is through the roof. I should feel lucky to have my job.
But I want better hours. School hours. So do the other 80,000 mothers on the Gold Coast.
Everyone puts the same crap in their cover letters, you need to be a bit different (in a creative way, not a straight-jacket way) to get noticed.
It’s WHO you know, it’s always who you know. What you know has very little to do with it. Email your friends, make a facebook announcement. Contact everyone you know, and put the word out that you’re looking for a job.
If you do get an interview, you never have anything to wear.
Just keep applying. The more you apply for, the better your chance of getting one. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
Playing Things I Know with Kelly @ The Good, The Bad & The Unnecessary