Now you have finished school, got your degree and you’re excited to step into the corporate world. But what happens when you’re unable to find your perfect dream job?
We have the solution for you.
- FINE-TUNE YOUR EXPECTATIONS:
“Most people don’t develop careers related to their majors, and even if they want to, if the field is competitive it will probably happen gradually over time,” says Alexandra Levit, author of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College. You cannot have very high expectations about everything including your dream of your job. You have to be rational about what you want in relation with the current job scenario around you. You might not be able to get your hands on your dream job right away, but you can surely meticulously plan out the way in which you can achieve it in future.
- MAKE SURE THE JOBS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR FIT YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
You should refrain from applying for jobs that are far away from your skill set. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are or how good your resume looks, you aren’t going to hear back from them. Try applying for jobs that are a little lower than what you’ve been looking for. You don’t really have to accept those jobs but it’s just a test. But if all of a sudden you’re getting a lot of call for interviews, then it’s a sign that they might be a better fit for your level.
- EXPAND YOUR HORIZON:
If you cannot find a job and do not live in a magnet city for your industry, then there might be a need to relocate- but not till you get a job. You ought to be prepared to take a less-attractive employment to cover your everyday costs while you investigate your alternatives.
- MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CURRENT JOB:
If you do not like your current job, it might affect your performance. And the moment you feel like that, look for other jobs or responsibilities that you can apply for. Check if there are other group of tasks that you can get involved with.
- PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE:
Make sure you do not get trapped in the web of self-pity, when you fail to get your dream job. Try talking about our situation to your family and friends and they can help you put things into perspective.
Keep yourself motivated. Attend conferences, keep an open mind and read lots of newspapers and blogs to keep yourself connected to your goal regardless of your current job.
- DON’T LOSE HOPE:
If you are unable to find a job in your desired field, your search might be narrow. Think about related areas. Keep looking for other possible ways but do not get discouraged.
Remember that you are not trapped! It is not the end and always keep in mind that, “ there’s light at the end of the tunnel!”