If you find yourself looking for a job and are feeling little overwhelmed by this task, take some time and reflect – set your expectations before jumping straight in. Be realistic when you are doing this. Below are some steps that may help you set your own expectations during this time.
There is no set route
No two people will take the same journey when they are job hunting, this is because there is no magic solution or formula to help everyone find the job they are looking for. Yes, there are steps that we can all take to help ourselves but these steps will be tailored uniquely for each different person. So take some time and discover what steps are best for you to reach your goal.
Ups and Downs
Be prepared for the highs and the lows when looking for a job. Plan and expect some twists and turns along the way. During this process you will become wiser and stronger in the job hunting process, but keep your focus on your ultimate goal and not these ups and downs that you experience.
Use any helps that’s available
There is plenty of support out there for those that are looking for a job. Whether it is through friends, family, colleagues or through professional advice. Go speak to your local employment office, perhaps look at a family resource centre. Programmes may be starting to help aid your job search. New Links Training Solutions run a Pluto Programme in association with local Family Resource Centre in Waterford – take a look for here more information.
It is hard not to take this process personally. And unfortunately there may be times when it feels like everything is against you. A lot of people, possibly hundreds may be applying for the same job as you. Unfortunately the odds may be against you in the numbers game. So even if you are right for a job so might other people. You will need to be patient and be prepared to apply for multiple jobs that are advertised. Your patience will pay off in the end.
Have the right attitude
When it comes to your job search, your interview and many other interactions during your job search, you need to keep a positive attitude. Presenting yourself with a smile on your face will help others to see you in a positive light. If you present a lost and defeated attitude then its not going to encourage others to meet with you. A positive attitude will help in your every day interactions at all times, not just during your job search.
We hope that these few tips above will help you during your job search. It is important to set expectations for yourself and your job search. Setting the right expectation, will help you to achieve your ultimate goal – the job!