No one ever said job search was easy. Honestly, it may be one of the toughest projects you’ll ever work on! So if you find yourself stuck, try shifting your thinking with these tips to get out of your job search rut.
We all want to believe that we’re a superhero. We fill our schedules and day planners with endless to-do lists designed to make us happy, healthy, and productive. But, every now and then we all hit a wall where we’re just not feeling inspired to do much of anything (other than spending a few hours video surfing YouTube or scrolling through our social media feeds). When that feeling hits, resisting the temptation to procrastinate can seem like a superhuman achievement. That’s when our super-power, personal motivation, takes over.
If you could piece together your ideal job, what would it look like? When leading independent job board, CV-Library, asked Brits recently, it’s a flexible London-based education job, in a company with less than 250 people, which pays £25,500 per year! What makes an ideal job for you?
You’re probably looking forward to graduation this May ‒ and you should! But as a graduating senior, don’t get so caught up in the celebratory aspects of graduation, you fail to prepare for life after college.
If you use the same “elevator pitch” in every situation, I think you are making a huge mistake. You need to use the right pitch at the right time. And while we on the topic of pitches, let me tell you that the old elevator pitch formula doesn’t cut it anymore! You’ll need to use situational context and present your pitch in a way that is engaging and other-focused!