Job Hunting 101

You know what they say about job hunting being a full time job. Believe me, it is so accurate, I have been there so I can tell you how this works.

If you are currently unemployed or you are looking to change your job and you do not have the required connection or WIFI, then you my post is for you.

Hey blog readers, how are you guys doing. It’s been a while and if I tell you guys that I totally miss writing here, I am not lying. I had a very busy and productive weekend. I am working on something major and if it clicks, I will be the happiest person ever. So, on Saturday, I stumbled on my to-do list for 2018 and guess what? The only thing that I have achieved on that list is the fact that I am alive. 2018 is not over until it is over. I’m going to keep pushing until I finally get to the top. Anyway, I have some tips for you all today.

If you are employed and your job doesn’t make you happy or you think you are underpaid or there is a bit*h in your office who doesn’t want you to have peace, relax and read my tips. I know some people are thinking ‘are you sure this one is okay? What does she want to teach us?’ Well, I don’t even know, but I have had my fair share of regrets and acceptance mails and I feel like I should share job hunting tips with you guys.

Always have data. I cannot overemphasize the importance of having data, it is super important. Like you have to check your mail every day and instead of living on Instagram, you got to live on myjobmag.com, pushcv.com, career24 and so on. If you need a new job and you depend on your friends to always send you links, you are not doing yourself any good. It is not your friend that needs the job it is you. So, why are you not checking the site? See, nobody will take your hustle as serious as you will take it and you know this. Have data and check your mail every day.

Join job groups. If you applied for a job at UBA, find their whatsapp group and join them. Even if you don’t get the job, as far as you are still unemployed, don’t leave that group because you have a lot to learn from them. They might share interview tips or even job opportunities and it is very important to connect with young people like you who want to make a headway with their lives.

Have a cover letter. I have one cover letter that I edit to suit the job I am applying for. Sell yourself extensively on your cover letter. We want to know everything. So, tell us every detail of your life that is relevant to the job of course.

Have a well written CV, but edit it to suit the job you are applying for. If you are like me that is interested in communication, content creation, public relations, creative writing and risk management, when I am applying for a job that needs a content creator, the first interest on my CV will be Content Creation. If I am applying to an audit firm, the first interest will be finance and risk management and so on.

Mind what you post on social media. Yes, I said that, suffer in silence. You cannot be applying for a job at Access Bank and on your Facebook page you have one very bitter article about Access Bank and how they are draining your money. You want to work with them so you gotta chill. Lament, but not on social media.

Check your email address. It is important that your email address has your name on it not some hotfreshskinny@gmail.com or Thinnymissy@gmail.com

Don’t depend on people to share relevant links with you. Well, they will, but it is your responsibility to look for opportunities. Most times, you do not even have to wait for an opening, have a list of the companies you want to work with and send your CV to their CV bank.
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I guess that’s all. Kindly note that it is possible to follow all these steps and you well still get rejection mails. Personally, when I apply for a job, I don’t get my hopes up. I believe that God has a plan for me for me. I always tell myself that if God wants me to get this job, I will get it. I don’t stress it. Don’t stress it, do you part and leave the rest for God. Have a beautiful day and don’t forget to share the link with your friends.

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