Last night, at 1am-ish, I began applying for new jobs.
I’m heading overseas in July and would ideally like to find something to get me through until I return late August.
Much easier said than done I’m afraid.
It seems every job worth having wants you to write a customised cover letter, and I’m mindful – as someone who has recruited before – that a resume typically trumps a cover letter in relevance and sway. A cover letter only really comes into play if I can’t find all information needed on the resume.
When reviewing a companies requirements, it seems my experience is relevant, transferrable and lengthy.
This is not the first time I have applied for jobs during the last 6 years – and I’ve never gotten a call back for any of the relevant positions I applied for in the past. This makes me nervous that it won’t happen now, when I need it to.
In some ways, I am over qualified. Too many years doing a varied role makes me a jack of all trades, master of none.
So, if you’d like to become as disheartened as I am, follow the simple steps below:
- Remove yourself/be removed from your employment.
- Spend hours updating/redoing your resume.
- Start looking around for jobs that suit your skills and interests.
- Keep applying.
- Apply for jobs you’re vaguely interested in.
- Apply for anything you might get.
- Get discouraged.
- Write a blog rant about your shit experience.
Voila! Just like that you now feel underwhelmed and overwhelmed at the same time.
I am hopeful things will pick up soon. I shall keep you posted.