It comes a point in our adult lives when we must look for a job. Somehow time passed so fast and the adults that were in charge of us are throwing us in the big, wide world and we have to start making a living.
Maybe you went to school for a long time or maybe you decided that you can go through life without it. But time has come. You are out there on the jobs market, you have to convince other people of your worth. This is the hardest part. The convincing can be easy if you are an extrovert, outgoing. But what if you are an introvert, shy and too simple to use all the good things that you have in your favour?!You kinda have to fake that you are something that you are not. 😐
In any case, extrovert or introvert, you have to start with your CV and maybe a cover letter. It is not easy to prepare these and they kinda have to be perfect and outstanding. After, you have to start your research for your job. And this is when it starts to be a headache:
1. Experince necessary:
Did you notice that most (kinda all 🙄) jobs are asking for experience. It’s like you get experience out of the air. If nobody is giving you the chance to start your career, from where are you getting that experience? And if you are lucky and find the job you are somehow ‘punished’ for it: salary depends on experience. Anyhow…
2. What we want from you:
This is the part in which the company makes this list of everything they want you to have in order to perform that job right: bilingual, experience, diplomas, be available 24 out of 24, etc. And their list is pretty long in this section. 😊
3. Your tasks for the job:
Here they are telling you all that you have to do for that job. When you look at it it’s really not something out of this world. And maybe you don’t have experience answering a phone for a company but how hard can it be to learn it, right? But they make it look like 10 years of experience makes all the difference.
4. What they give you…
This part is almost always missing. They might make a reference about the salary (that it depends on the experience) but that’s about it. Why do companies think that all that matters is what they want from you? Why do they assume that we can just lose hours from our lives to go to interviews only to realize that the salary is not what we wanted. Some people say that you go to an interview for the ‘experience’. I think that you don’t need experience in that field, you need a job so maybe the companies should be more transparent and say exactly what they offer you from the beginning. Like this you don’t lose your time and they don’t lose their time either. It’s a win-win situation. 😏
Thanks for reading…