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.)
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.