Why is the perfect job so elusive? You think you’re going to love a job, then your new boss drives you crazy. You accept an exciting new opportunity, then end up with a host of responsibilities you weren’t expecting. You thought your new company had a welcoming, team-oriented culture, but you don’t get along with or even like your new co-workers.
Is the perfect gig a pipe dream? Well, yes and no.
The truth is, there is no perfect job. But if that’s true, why does it seem like some people have career perfection, while you’re stuck in career purgatory?
Your friends, family members, neighbors, friends-of-friends, and those people you meet at networking events don’t have perfect jobs like you think they do. What they do have is a mindset that allows them to make their job as perfect as possible and you can do the same with these tips.
If you’re just out of college or embarking on a new career path, probably the most intimidating aspect of finding a job is coming up with relevant experience because you don’t have any. The bad news is, I can’t magically create experience to help you pad your resume and cover letter. But the good news is, you don’t need magic you just need to be creative. Follow these three tips to help beef up your application without making it sound like a bunch of bull.
If you’re a first-time job-seeker, you probably feel a lot of pressure to find a job quickly. And at this stage, the fastest way to land more interviews is to take your cover letter seriously. Yes, your resume is also important, but here’s the thing: In a sea of youthful candidates, most of your resumes will look very similar. And as most companies deal with a huge influx of entry-level applications, so hiring managers find that judging candidates based on virtually indistinguishable resumes ends up being inefficient and cumbersome. Instead, they’ll use your cover letter to gauge your potential.
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