Searching for a job can be a job in itself. It takes time to write cover letters, craft your resume for a certain position. It can be so time consuming sometimes that it seems un-manageable while you attempt to keep up with schoolwork and your social life. Here are some tips to make the time you can use to apply count.
- Write an awesome cover letter. Don’t be generic. Really express who you are in a professional way. Think if a stranger read it would they be able to tell it was yours. That is essentially what is happening when an employer reads it. They are trying to get a sense of who you are in relation to the position.
- Use your networks! If you can send in an application that is backed by someone who works there your chances of being looked at more seriously is a lot more likely. And when you network don’t ask for a job right off the bat. If you ask for a job they’ll just give you advice, but if you ask for advice and a person get to know you they will keep an eye out for you for jobs.
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Apply for lots of things that you’re even remotely interested in. At the end of the day the goal is to get a job. You can always gain useful skills when employed. You might not land your dream job right away but if you gain skills you may be more suited for that job in the future.