When Corona hit, everything came to a standstill and now it seems like it is not going away. We have to learn to live with it. However, for students, Corona meant no school and little to no support from parents and guardians. Therefore, we have to find ways to survive. While many have gone into starting businesses, there are those of us who were not cut out to be entrepreneurs. That is why you need to read this post to find out some tips on how to successfully conduct your job search as a student.
1. Join Job Search Websites
Now this can sometime be discouraging especially if they ask for money that you sometimes do not even have. However, joining such platforms gives you access to a wide pool of opportunities from which you can select your preferred job. To be successful with such platforms, you also need to check on your CV optimization and cover letter. They contribute a lot to you securing an interview which results to securing a job.
2. Be Patient and Consistent
This is very important especially when things are not panning out as you planned. You have to be very patient and consistent with your job search. I am sure if you constantly apply for a minimum of 5 jobs a day consecutively for a month or two, something positive will turn out. Do not apply for one job and sit back to wait for good reply. Apply to several and you will increase the chances of landing the best.
3. Never be Selective with your Job Search
When you are looking for a job, you can’t afford to be selective. Any opportunity that knocks at your door is an opportunity worth pursuing. It will give you a launchpad from which you can grow into the career you want to pursue. Therefore, even if an opportunity comes your way that is not in line with your profession or which you consider to be below your level, take it.
4. Learn a New Skill
Today’s world requires us to be skilled in different areas and therefore learning a new skill will give you an upper hand thus making you more marketable. Learn something knew. Even if its a short course, its okay.There are so many platforms that offer free short courses including Alison and FutureLearn. Sign up on these platforms and learn a new skill. It will give you a competitive edge in your job search.
5. Keep the Dream Alive
This is perharps the most important tip of the five. Remember to keep the dream alive and have a strong desire to succeed. The desire will make you work hard,the desire will make you the best, the desire will push you to the edge. You rise, you fall, you never give up. Because you know what? You are the best in your job search.