I’m looking for a Job…

Whenever someone calls me to say, ‘Hi Ann, I’m looking for a job. Can you help me find one?’ My response is always standard, ‘what kind of job are you looking for?’.

The other almost standard response usually is, ‘any job’. There is however a problem with that answer. First, ‘any job’ is very difficult to find because it does not exist. No potential employer advertises for a position called ‘any job’. Secondly, a person who is looking for any job is probably not very serious. That’s because, any time you leave your house in search of employment, or even approach a potential employer,at the back of your mind, there is a particular job you are hoping to land.

One of the reasons why some people are not getting jobs as soon as they should is not because they are not qualified enough or educated enough, it’s because they are not sure of which direction they are headed. The thing is, if you don’t know where you are going, you will keep walking round and round and end up in the same spot you started.

Therefore, when you sit down to structure your CV and check out the job columns, you need to have your head straight. Be sure you know what you want and pursue it as aggressively as you can. You will be rejected a couple of times, you may even want to give up and try to settle. You however need to remember that nothing in life comes easy, these days even falling asleep has become difficult.

So go out there and pursue your dreams.


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