finding-a-job

I dropped out of art school and managed to find 2 jobs I genuinely enjoy in the field of my choice but it did take a while and I had to use all my resources…just have fun and be yourself

Looking for a roommate, supportive and accepting home 💕

My name is Lauren and I know this may be a shot in the dark but my boyfriend and I are looking for someone in the metro Atlanta area that needs to get out of an abusive home and is of working age. We need to move within the next month due to a rent hike and we are having trouble affording any places in our city (Douglasville) without the help of a roommate.

We are open to anyone older than 18, gender and orientation does not matter. We are very accepting and supportive and want to give someone a supportive environment that may not have one currently. We have an extra bed frame, mattress, sheets and basic necessities. We may have extra clothes depending on size and gender. We are fully willing to help you find a job, get a license, whatever else you would need help doing. We are also willing to drive to come get you if you have no way to leave.

We both have experience with mental illness and are very patient and understanding. I would prefer to give this room to someone who needs to escape abuse because we both have needed to escape abuse as young adults and we want to provide someone else that chance!

If you are interested please message me on tumblr messenger. I will skype with you so we can meet in real time and get to know each other. Please pass this around as much as possible so anyone who needs it has a chance to see it. Thanks so much!

Prayer please

I have $150 to my
Name and my taxes won’t go through for 3-16 weeks and I may lose my job. I had to pay $300 last week for a surgery and even then I needed help. I’m screwed and stressed. I’m behind on my rent, phone bill coming up, groceries. I’m making no money at work, I can’t find another job, I can’t drive. I’m utterly useless. Or rather I feel useless.
We aren’t supposed to worry about these things yet I’m anxious like crazy. I’ve thought about setting up a gofund me but that seems fruitless and I’m too afraid to do that. I just need prayer and a miracle. I’m really sick over this

You plugged your phone into the auxiliary cable and shuffled your playlist, thankful that something classical came on instead of, say, clipping. or something just as intense. You couldn’t handle that right now. You took a shaky breath and started the car, and then you went on autopilot. You drove home with tears in your eyes. Your heart hurt. There was so much going on in your head. What if you didn’t find another job? You sure as hell didn’t want to be stuck subbing again. You’d done your share of that, and you were certain it was part of the reason that you had such low self-esteem and self-confidence. It was probably why you thought you weren’t good enough to be an actual teacher, and that had only interfered with your performance in the classroom.

You drove along the curvy road with tears streaming down your face, and then, it hit you. You’d come home to an empty house. Your roommate had had to go into work early, so she’d be gone by the time you got there. You gave a shaky breath as the urge to just pull over and cry it out got stronger and stronger. This was great. Just great. You didn’t want to be alone. Alright, so you had a cat, but that wasn’t the company you needed. You needed a friend. Human contact. You knew just who to call. You got home and put your bag on the kitchen table, fumbling for your phone as you tried not to break down into sobs. You looked for Jonathan’s contact in your phone book and tapped the screen a few times.

After three rings, you heard the familiar voice on the other end of the line. Thank god at least one of your friends wasn’t busy.

“Hey, (YN)!” Jonathan’s cheerful voice sounded on the other end. Normally, that’d pick you right up, but today, you needed more.


Preview of a Jonathan x reader fluff that was requested ages ago. I’m using it to get out emotions from today.

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anonymous asked:

I need help. I'm 17 I really just want to die. My life has always been so hard. No one likes me. Not even my family they can't stand me and I don't work bc I can't find a job and I got nothing to do everyday. I wake up and I can't wait for the night to go back to sleep. I have nothing to do I'm bored

Who can give some advice 😔😔

anonymous asked:

Caretaker? What's the point of me being alive? I'm lonely, I'm bored, I might not be able to go back to college, I can't find a job, and it's fucking me up because I really do not want to be stuck where I am indefinitely. I offer you five cats, a large pepperoni pizza, and my sizable candle collection.

THERE IS NO POINT THATS THE FUN PART YOU GET TO JUST FUCK AROUND AND BE SCARED UNTIL SOMETHING INTERESTING HAPPENS

WHAT YOU FEEL IS COMMON FRIEND

anonymous asked:

Why didn't you become an art student instead of a medical student? Does a part of you ever long for that art atmosphere? I ask this because I'm also studying medicine, but art is rlly my first love, and I'm kind of having this internal battle of my happiness in medicine. Do you feel that sometimes?

OH this is a really interesting ask, thanks for the msg!

I’m actually a veterinary medicine student so for short, we’ll just say that I’m a medical student. The thing is I really did want to go to school for art. But my parents gave that whole ‘you’ll never find a good job’ or the ‘you won’t make enough money, won’t be that successful’ talk that basically locked that dream up in the basement. My whole fam basically studied/works w/ medicine and clearly they wanted me to study that too but I just… really didn’t want to be a nurse or a doctor. But I did love animals, so I chose the veterinary medicine path in college and that was that. 

The thing is, even if I become a veterinarian, or a tech, or some job that gets me to work with animals, years down the road when I’m on my death bed my biggest and maybe only regret would be not giving art school a chance. I get jealous seeing others working on final art projects, or getting internships at big animation studios. The saying that “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” may be cliche but it is so true. My advice for you is, if even a piece of you likes studying medicine, likes helping sick/injured people, enjoys learning about whatever it is you are learning right now, then stick with it. But if you just really hate it, or maybe you’re doing it for someone else and not yourself, get out of it. If you force yourself to study something you hate, then I feel like theres not point in doing it. It may just be 4 or 8 years in school, but just imagine working a 9-5, or 12hr job that you dislike, when you would rather be pursuing something else you enjoy much more but you don’t have the time/energy for it anymore. Doesn’t seem like a happy life.

It is your life after all, do what you love and you can make a career out of it! If you love it, you’ll work hard, challenge yourself, and improve yourself. And it won’t seem agonizing at all, because you’re doing what YOU love. 

I’m sorry this was so long, but I hope this is maybe something what you were looking for?

TalesFromYourServer: Did I make a mistake applying at another location?

Not sure where else I could but this but here it goes:

I previously worked at a fast food restaurant for two years, at that location I felt underpaid and under appreciated, I put this aside, I figured I should come back as it’s a pain in the ass to find a job let alone a job while being a college student. However when I went in to discuss a return with the manager (who was the one who trained me two years ago before he was a manager), made me fill out another application, tried to convince me to put a lower wage than when I left, and really beat around the bush. With that weird experience, I text a manager and said to keep me posted. She said she will and that was it.

It had been about 4 days, which I felt was unreasonably long for a yes or no answer considering how close I was with the staff there. So today I put on a nice shirt, shaved my face bare, combed my hair, and headed to the location. After I had talked to some old friends one of them went to the back to get the GM, I said my hello and had asked about returning. The GM of went to the back, presumably to talk with the owner of the location. Within a Few minutes came out said something along the lines of “I think we’re gonna pass this summer.” I shook his hand said thank you and left.

After trying to figure out what the hell I was gonna do, I went to go pick up my girlfriend from work, as I arrived I told her what happened and she said “There’s a (location) in the mall, it’s worth a shot”, so I went to the store front, they had one application left, I filled it out and gave it to one of the employees, she came out and said “If you have time, you can be interviewed now.”, I was freshfaced and dressed appropriately, why not? I nailed the interview.

However, the question on my mind is, why was I passed on? I’m a hard worker, I left on good terms, I was reliable, and had experience. I made mistakes sure, but not a lot considering I worked there for two years. The question is unanswered, however, the thing that worries me is I know that my original employer will be contacted as part of the application process. Then there is the elusive “blacklist”. In the two years I have worked there, I know 6 people who have been “blacklisted”, One for exposing herself to another employee, the other two for no showing, one for just giving up, and one for taking a tray home to use to roll his doobies on and posting it on Instagram.

However the 6th one and the only one that worried me, my close friend ‘Luke’. Luke worked for about a year, put in a 2 weeks notice, finished his time and left. He did nothing, as the matter of fact, he was disliked by our owner, so much so that, he would be chastised for doing something by the owner, while an employee she liked was praised for the same thing later that day. I found out through him that when you are blacklisted, you are not only banned from our location but from EVERY location. I don’t know how the owner feels about me but the “mistakes” I made were on her watch, while she would ignore other employees who did the same if not worse. Did I make a mistake?

Tl;dr - I applied and was interviewed at another location as I was unreasonably passed on by my original location within the same day.

By: n0hardfeelings

anonymous asked:

i saw the signal boost you reblogged for someone needing medicine & in a abusive family and i am having a situation like it and i need to move out but i would feel so guilty about asking money from others :( can i ask how do you feel about anyone asking for donations on tumblr or social media?

Hii! *hugs* 

Oh god no, don’t feel guilty, dear! Sometimes we just find ourselves in situations where we need financial help, no matter how difficult it is to admit to it.

There are things in life that we all deserve and need; food, a roof over our head, a safe situation to live in. If you can’t afford food or a roof over your head, and if you’re in a position to do so; it’s okay to ask if someone can help. If your physical or mental health doesn’t allow you to study or find a job to take care of yourself; it’s okay to ask for help. If you’re underage and you live in a situation that isn’t healthy for you (because your family is abusive, or doesn’t accept you as a person for whatever reason, whether it be gender or sexuality or whatever else you are struggling with); it’s okay to ask for help.

If you are in need of medication of any kind, but you can’t afford it because you’re not healthy enough to be able to financially support yourself; it’s okay to ask for help.

It’s totally okay to ask people to donate for things that you need to survive. Food, a safe space to live no matter your circumstances, mental and physical health; it’s not rude to ask for any of this on your blog when you’re lost and need financial help.

And hey, sometimes I do see these posts going around like; ‘hey, kinda want a photo op for >insert expensive convention or other event here<’, or ‘hey kinda want to travel here or there’, or 'kinda need a new computer’. Because yeah, it’s rude to ask other folks to pay up for all of these things that we all probably need and that would be convenient for us. Like hey, my laptop makes a sound like a lawn mower and has been for seven months, if someone could give me a new one, yes please. Or hey, I’ve never been to a supernatural convention, if someone could pay for it, yes please. :p

But jokes aside, speaking of guilt, I would forever feel guilty about that, and so I wouldn’t even want it. But if I ever were in need of food or a place to live or medical assistance when I genuinely can’t afford it… Sure, I might make a post or a donate button for it on my blog.

So if you’re in a situation like that, don’t feel bad for asking for help. It’s worth a try, and sometimes you just need a hand to get back on your feet, there is nothing wrong or shameful about that. Stay strong! x

anonymous asked:

I always sort of imagine mephisto spoiling his s/o rotten with gifts. Could you do a scenario where s/o feels really bad about him spending so much money on her/him when they have nothing to repay him with?

DUDE SAAAAME

  • They bring it up to Mephisto after seeing how much everything costs
  • He assures them it is no problem
  • When they start to not accept gifts Mephisto starts to worry
  • They tell him to stop because they can’t do anything for him in return
  • He informs them being with him is enough
  • They feel even worse about it then
  • He wont stop he thinks it would be silly
  • If they keep brining it up he will offer to find them a job
  • If they feel that is still giving them something he will help them out at least
  • He insists they don’t buy him anything
  • If it continues to be a problem he will talk to them about it
  • Come to an agreement to only buy gifts here and there
  • Instead they agree to have date nights where they split the price
  • Mephisto doesn’t care for it but he wants his s/o to feel better about everything
  • He will find ways to spoil them other than gifts

Haaaalllllppppp. 

I’m currently looking at real estate near my parents, specifically within walking distance for when Burt is a little older. But I can branch out into surrounding towns too. Of course I don’t have a well paying job found there yet, but… 

In theory, if I got a half decent job, I could do a mortgage instead of just renting. Which would be good because not many places would rent with a dog and two cats. Looking at something small, 2/3 beds and ½ baths, just enough for us and the pets. 

Help me find a job! That pays me enough to support a family! Pleeeassseeee! 

10 Things They Don’t Tell You about Finding Your First Teaching Position

Congratulations on graduating you teacher/educator! Wrapping up your student teaching and walking across that stage is a validation of four long years of work. Now all that’s left is to find your first teaching job.

1.) You will not have a job in May. Breathe.

Especially if you’re not math, science, or SPED expect not to have a job in May. This can be an incredibly scary and daunting position to be headed towards, but it is also completely normal. Schools do not even start thinking about the next school year until late June/early July. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t even start your search until then, but don’t panic until August 1st. Perhaps you’re a self-driven “go-getter” who just knows in your heart you’re going to be one of the few with a job. That’s great, be determined, but know that the system you’re headed towards does not really reward go-getters, and often you’ll feel like you’re constantly speeding up to a red light. The people who are graduating with a job are either: student teaching at a school that has an opening, their CT is head of the department, or they return to the high school they themselves attended. There is nothing wrong with using connections, but if you’re not in the one of the above three categories, it is a tough process to get your foot in the door. Thousands of teachers just like you go through this process every year. Breathe, and you will be fine.

2.) There will be peaks and valleys

There will be days that you are nailing it; there will be days where you are wallowing in self-pity on the carpet blubbering about how you’re un-hirable (and maybe un-lovable) and should crawl under a rock and die. As with any job search, the journey is a long one and is filled with peaks and valleys. This is something that your education prep courses notoriously under-prepared you for. To start with, they do not give you a real scope of just how much time the search itself is going to take you and the courses, (no matter how many resume building classes you attend) can’t prepare you for how personal it feels when you never get a call back, or a reply email. The valleys are so long and so deep and the peaks are so short that you may accidentally trip over one on the way to another valley. You present the best version of yourself for so long and seem to still face rejection at every corner. There will be days where you get that email or a principal will leave a voicemail and you will feel as if you have vanquished a monster every time. Those are glorious times in the kingdom. Know this: it is not personal, there is nothing wrong with you, keep up the good fight.

3.) Take Sundays for you

Obviously being determined is important and you want to start early and have your application materials (resume, letters of rec…etc) as soon as you can get them together. However, nothing ever gets accomplished on a Sunday. It’s rare for any principals to be in their office, district offices certainly aren’t open, and everything shuts down on a Sunday. In the mad, stressful search that is finding your first teaching position, take Sundays for you. Go to the movies, hang out with friends, go swimming. Whatever the case may be you will never get anything accomplished on a Sunday, so you might as well take the day to unwind and enjoy what little of a summer you have. A lot of your search is going to be about balance and not stressing yourself out into a panic. Taking one day a week is a very manageable way to organize your time and make sure you’re not going to get burned out too early.

4.) Everyone’s a critic

Teaching is a unique profession in the sense that everyone around you, teachers or not, will think they know how to do it and will give you advice on your job search. Random people will ask “well, did you call any principals yet?” and you’re supposed to act shocked at this revelation that is going to single-handedly turn your career around. Your friends and family will mean well, which it makes it very difficult to get upset with them when they turn to you in May wondering why you haven’t found work. You have done your research; you know when districts start hiring or when they have career fairs…etc, just hold your head up high. It’s difficult when you feel you’re doing every little thing you can to find a job and your family and friends are breathing down your neck and offering patronizing advice like “make sure you have extra copies of your resume.” Extra copies? WHAT? Slow down, let me get a pen, I want to get all of this written down! The best advice is to smile and nod and don’t let their ignorance of our profession get under your skin.

 5.) Learn to love the hoops

Contrary to what movies (and your family) will tell you, teaching is not a one “30-minute-interview-handshake” sort of thing anymore (see #2). A very plausible scenario: you to attend a career fair and give a 5-minute meet and greet, to which they will schedule another follow-up interview (usually lasting about 30-40 minutes) after that interview you would make it to the second round, which is a 20 minute teaching demonstration lesson, followed by an hour-long debrief on your lesson’s strengths and weaknesses. Finally they’d narrow it down to two candidates, and you would have to interview an additional time for the position, then wait a week and a half while the principal/admin team makes their decision for which you have a 50/50 shot at. That is roughly 4-5 hoops to jump through. Urban districts, rural districts, and every district in between have a lengthy screening process that, (unless you’re in one of the three categories mentioned in #1) will take some time to complete. There is no way around this process, and the only way to win the game is to play it. You will have to love the process, because if you don’t life will become a meaningless abyss and you’ll end up like one of those teaching majors who take some desk job somewhere and convince themselves they’re happier not being in a classroom. Stick with it! It is what everyone else is doing and you will make it out alive.

6.) There aren’t always right answers

So congrats, you landed the interview! That is a feat in and of itself because principals and assistant principals have to sort through so many different resumes and qualified applications that making the cut that first time is a success. When looking for your first teaching job out of college, it is hard to get out of that “right/wrong, black/white, yes/no” mentality. In your education classes there were right or wrong answers. However, in interviews with principals (especially the earlier ones) they are just looking for how you think or how you shape your ideas/philosophy over time. Answer the questions as succinctly and honestly as you can. Sometimes they may ask a question you know nothing about, such as a specific theory or score-reporting software. In these cases, just admit you’re unfamiliar with whatever concept they are asking you about, but are willing to do some independent research. Hundreds of applicants will be b.s.-ing answers all day to their faces, and most principals will thank you for your honesty. Get out of that “right/wrong” dichotomy because it’s going to put a lot more stress on you when speaking with the principal. There is, of course, the possibility that whomever is interviewing you will hate all your answers, and that’s fine (see #7) that just means it’s somewhere you don’t want to be, or wouldn’t “gel” well with the rest of the staff.

7.) Go to every interview

This sounds like common sense, and the angry skeptic might read this point as “oh yeah, let me turn down all the NOTHING I’m getting offered.” Hold tight. After working your way through May and June and maybe even early July you will finally start to get some traction. Schools will start calling you back slowly, but surely. Think of it as the first snowflake of an avalanche, or the first drop in a rainstorm, or whatever various “more will come” metaphor you’d prefer. You start to hack your way through the jungle of hoops and a few schools tell you you’re being “highly considered” or “you’re the favorite candidate for this position.” That is great news! However, be wary of ever assuming you’ve got a job in the bag. There may be a point where you’re so sure one school wants to hire you, and then you’ll get another call. Go to that interview. Until your signature is ink on paper, keep jumping through the hoops. Sometimes the best school will contact you later in the year and might be the best thing for you. The universe is a random and chaotic thing, so keep as many options open as possible and be careful about shutting doors too quickly.  

8.) Don’t kid yourself on where you want to be

In line with #6, be honest about what kind of environment, and what kind of student body you want to teach. Some of your peers will opt for the more rural areas where you have to drive 30 minutes to get to a Wal-Mart; the class sizes are smaller and the kids have a lot of parental involvement. However, some of your peers will opt for more urban areas, some of your peers will opt for a suburb area or a private school; they all have pros and cons. At any rate, make sure you know what kind of area you want to be in, and make those a top priority in your search for a job. Spending a year in an environment you hate will drive you nuts and, frankly, it will rub off on your students and will be a bad situation all around. When you feel like you’re drowning, you might be quick to accept “any port in a storm,” and this is entirely natural. However, fight this urge. Your students will sense it, your administration will sense it, and that’s bad news. You may be waiting a bit longer, and other jobs might pass you up in the meantime, but it is better to wait for a position you could really see yourself in rather than taking the first offer that comes along.

 9.) Your resume will never matter as much as your personality

Over the years you may have added many fellow education majors to Facebook (through classes, for projects, whatever.) You will have seen these peers teach in classes, and through four years you’ll have a rough idea of how these men and women are in a classroom. These peers will forget to turn on projectors, refuse to accept any criticisms of their lesson plans, or speak so softly they couldn’t command an army of ants let alone a classroom. Every other day you will see someone post a status announcing their new position of gainful employment. Some of these people you will remark “oh, good for them!” and for others your jaw will drop in disbelief that some district out there in the world gave that person a job. It’s rude, it’s petty, but you will think it. Bottom line: be prepared to see bad teachers get jobs before you. That’s because they met with a principal who, more than likely, just felt like that applicant would be a “good fit” for their building. Often they are correct. Your resume is incredibly important to getting your foot in the door, but at the end of the day that personality has to shine through because that is what’s going to clinch you the job.

10.) We are all on the same ship

There are some who believe that finding your first teaching job is a zero-sum game. (Your loss is their win.) These people will commonly say things like “I’m not sharing any of my resources!” or “Why would I tell people about openings I know about? Then someone else could get them!” Do not, under any circumstances, choose to be one of those people. Teaching is a profession built on collaboration and the people who respond to the stress of searching for a job by lashing out and treating everyone like the enemy make this process practically unbearable. Sometimes a friend will get a call from an urban school, and she’ll pass your name along to them instead because she’d prefer something more rural. Sometimes it is just that easy. We, as educators, have enough to deal with trying to find that first job without worrying about our peers stabbing us in the back.  We are all passengers on the same ship just trying to get into classrooms to inspire and foster students. Rest assured you will get into a classroom, and all the effort will be worth it. Once you finally secure that job, do you really want to turn around and see that no one’s behind you because you were more interested in stepping on necks than helping people out?

One day your grandkids will ask “what was the best day of your life?” and having kids and grandkids and winning the lottery and solving the world’s problems will pale in comparison to the day a principal calls you to offer you the position. That moment is coming; be prepared and try to relax.

anonymous asked:

Hiii do you know anything I can do to attract a job? I've been applying like crazy but it's a year now and I'm using all the help I could get! Thank you x

Great question and I would be happy to help.  A bunch of my friends joke around about me being able to find jobs in a snap.  It is one of my “magic” powers.  

Before we get to any magic, might I advise a couple of different routes you may not be considering?  I always like to take a real world approach before handing out any spells.  I am not an old lady by any means, but I have learned a thing or two, and I think I might be able to help.  (Whether you like this type of advice is entirely up to you, but take it from me: the job market can be tough to navigate and sometimes it helps hearing this kind of advice from someone who has been down that road.)

Originally posted by tinaillustration

1.  Have you recently updated/revised your resume and cover letter?  Seriously, sometimes people do not hire you based on the content in your cover letter.  The wording could be off-putting, it could be too long (or too short), it could be not informative enough.  Cultivating your cover letter and resume is like crafting a spell; it needs to be worded correctly, express who you are as an employee in a concise manner, and make you seem as hireable as possible.  (You could also put a sigil on your cover letter and resume without anyone ever knowing using invisible ink or printing in white.) . A great website for formatting your cover letter and resume to make it look like THE BOMB DOT COM is CVMKR.

2.  Have you applied for every available job, including the ones that you may think you are “above”?  Listen, I have a BFA in Photographic Imagery; I didn’t exactly choose the most profitable and available field in the world.  I loved every bit of time I spent in college learning about art (and other various topics) and I am incredibly proud of what I accomplished.  I am still very passionate about my work, but the fact of the matter is that dream jobs are incredibly hard to come by.  There were plenty of times I had to suck up my pride and apply at places I thought I was too good for.  That includes fast food chains and restaurants, data entry, and even sales positions for companies I knew were absolute bullshit (the sales companies, not everything else.)  It took me years of gaining experience, freelancing, working for next to absolutely nothing, and busting my ass to get to where I am today.  So, if you haven’t gone down to McDonald’s or Walmart, you might want to lace up your boots and get to walking.  Money is money anyway you slice it, even if it means working at a place you aren’t necessarily are proud of.  I know that seems like tough love, but it is true.

My dad once told me, “You only get out of life what you put into it.”  I put in hours upon hours of literal blood, sweat, and tears, sleepless nights, going hungry and almost being homeless, paying thousands upon thousands of dollars back to student loans, and I have only JUST gotten what I would consider to be a dream job.  I believed in what I was doing every day.  I got up even when I didn’t want to.  You just have to keep trying, even when things seem grim.

3.  There are quite a few spells involving careers and money.  I am going to refer you to @urbanspellcraft and @flowing-to-the-ocean’s spells.  I trust their work to help you along the way, but just know that magic can only take you so far.  In the amount of time you would spend working during an average work day (8+ hours), you need searching and applying for jobs, calling employers for interviews, and going to temp agencies.  If not, you won’t find a job.  Take it from me, as someone who spent the better part of a decade struggling to find a career and finally–FINALLY–got her dream job.  You can do it, you just have to try.

* Spell to Get the Job You Want
* Spell for Job Seekers

helpful tips if you’re looking for a new job
  • figure out your “calling” by considering 3 things: gifts (what you’re good at), passions (what makes you happy), and values (your beliefs).
  • make a column for each of those 3 categories and start brainstorming.
  • what are your strongest talents? what tasks do you find most fun?
  • pay attention to any themes or common activities that bridge the columns
  • remember to think about your weaknesses, too, without being too hard on yourself.
  • don’t underestimate the value of “passive” job hunting: volunteering, attending meet-ups, or taking on a side-project are all great ways to meet new people and prospective employers
  • get a feel for what activities really make you tick.
  • figure out what parts of your current sh*tty job you don’t mind
  • identifying just a few tasks at which you’ll excel will help you find a way to get noticed by future employers.
  • avoid the proverbial “spray and pray” with your resume
  • “dear hiring manager” on a cover letter is a giveaway you’re applying everywhere
  • if you can’t find the actual name of the hiring manager for the position you want, find someone with a similar title
  • politely conversational cover letters often read better than a formal recitation of your accomplishments
  • be mindful of your social media. a large majority of hiring managers cop to actively checking out prospective employees’ online presence.
  • leveraging social media is also as much about doing the right things as it is about deleting that old picture of you suckling a beer bong.
  • set up google alerts for any companies you’re interested in, and not being shy about reaching out to employees directly.
  • embrace the shmooze and send messages to the most inspiring people you meet and read about online
  • if all else fails, talk to someone with an unbiased opinion

anonymous asked:

Hello! Im scared of getting a job because I feel like I'd mess up and embarrass myself. I understand that I should just do it, but i'm scared. /:

No need to feel embarrassed! The job hunt is stressful for everyone, that’s why we have written a TON of blogs about it. I’m not sure if you mean working/resume building while you’re in school or after you graduate, so I’ll give you some resources for both! :)

Interviewing/Resumes:

Working While in School:

The Post-Grad Job Hunt:

Saving Money:

This help you get started on preparing. Don’t be scared, you got this!