5 Job Hunting Tips

Hi Hi Everyone! Long time no read. If your like me or soon to be like me a recent college grad then I know the job search can be a hassle and rough. Although as my family, friends and myself keep saying, you’ll find a job soon don’t worry. But while on your journey to finding a job I’ve come up with a few tips to help make the process a little easier

image1. Have an updated resume-Resumes will become your lifeline, they will become who you are in a sense.  By having an updated one it helps you greatly. This allows interviews to learn what your degree is, internships, jobs,accomplishments, and awards.  You can either update it yourself or go to your schools career center and have them help you make one.  If you do decide to take on the task of creating one by yourself please..PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD!!! I can not stress this enough. You don’t want to risk your chance of having your resume thrown to the side because of a misspelled words. I learned this the hard way myself, so just be sure to double up on spellcheck when making one.

2. Make a list of companies to apply to-By making a list you narrow down where you really want to apply to. I know sometimes you might be thinking but I want to apply everywhere. Nothing is wrong with that of course but so you won’t feel so overwhelmed start with the list first. Try writing down the major companies that have caught your eye from your field of study then go from there. By doing this it allows you to keep up with when you applied for certain positions and the companies they match with, just in case you get a phone call to interview with them.

3. Interview prep-Prepping for interviews can help you go a long way.  You can look up basic sample interview questions and go over them by yourself or you can either have someone help you. Writing down things that you might want to say can be very helpful too. Making sure that you do research on a company will definitely benefit you. Job interviewers look for that because they want to see if you’ll go the extra step and that your putting forth an effort into trying to really learn about the company. Trust me when you go for an interview they will ask the question, “So what do you know about our company?”. It’s a go to question so you want to make sure your prepared to give them the information that you have learned.

4. Check for new jobs frequently-The great thing about looking for jobs is that new ones come out everyday, you just have to check often to know what is out there. I know sometimes it can be tiring, but you never know if your perfect job is just sitting out there waiting for you to discover it.  Try and get your application in quickly because who knows they might call you in just as quick to set up an interview. Sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster post jobs daily, so be sure to definitely check those.  Try doing it at the beginning of your day this way you can put a great deal of energy into it. As the saying goes looking for a full-time job is a full-time job in itself.

5. Make a Cover Letter-This one can be optional but it’s never a bad time to use one. The reason I say this is because for some jobs I use a cover letter and some jobs I don’t use a cover letter. If you do decided to use one make sure you have about 1 or 2 handy so that  it can be sent with your application. Some jobs might require them and some jobs might not require them which makes it’s an optional choice. If you’re having a hard time trying to think of what to include in your cover letter go to your schools career center and get a sample, or you can look for some examples online which can be very helpful also. Make sure you proofread cover letters also, big thing to look out for. Whatever option works out best for you when it comes to cover letters I say go for it.

The job search is a tough road because so many grads are also looking for a good job. The main thing is to not stress about finding one because you will get one. Even if  your first job isn’t your dream job that first job can open the doors to that dream job that you want. So make the most of it and get the experience.  I know your early 20’s will be a little tough since it’s the beginning of finding a good job and having stability, but know that you will make it; you’ll make yourself and everyone around you so proud.  HAPPY JOB HUNTING EVERYONE!!!

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6 Tips for Jordan Year

As my 23rd birthday approaches it has led me to think of some tips that most likely don’t cross our mind by this age but we should definitely start doing or thinking about.  So I decided to share a few things that I’ve come up with.

1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

I know we live in a society where it’s a do everything yourself without help, but you know what sometimes you need help. Regardless if it’s offered or you ask for it don’t be afraid to take it. The little help that you do ask for just might help you out tremendously and go a long way down the line. Don’t be afraid to say I don’t understand and I need a little guidance. If your like me and always use to do everything on your on without any help then I know it can be hard but don’t turn it down. Take it even if you don’t want it, but in the end you won’t regret it at all and you’ll be glad that you took it.

2. Don’t be fooled by social media

Social media runs the world that we live in today. Ever body looks happy and it seems like their life is perfect, you hear about constant accomplishments, latest gossip, etc. Sometimes it might have you thinking that you don’t have your life together and that you need to step up your game a little…nope that’s not how it always goes. That’s just how a lot of people make it seem, everybody has their struggles whether big or small. They might not voice them but don’t that just because you don’t hear about them doesn’t mean there not there. Everybody goes through some form of struggles in their life. I’ve had a few people come up to me and even say it you seems like you really have it all together and then I tell them if you only knew my stress level you would think otherwise haha. So relax , life is life just because something seems perfect on social media doesn’t mean it is. You got this just take it one day at a time.

3. Explore the world

I always stress this and will continue to stress this, get out and explore the world. Regardless of where you go just go somewhere new whether it’s in the state, out the state, or a whole new country go see something you’ve never seen. You can either go by yourself but make sure your safe or you can go with a group of friends, whatever makes you the happiest. Don’t wait until its to late to try to travel because by then you might not have the time or the money to go. Some of you may think I don’t have that much money I only have a little, well take just that little bit and go see something. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money it can be something simple. It’s the thought that counts and that you took the time out to say okay I’m ready to see this or do that or do this. In the end you’ll have memories and photos to last a life time.

4. Become good with money

My major weakness when it comes to money is books and food. I’m a huge bookworm and I love to eat, but I also have bills to pay. I know my budget on how much I can spend on food and books. Learning how to good and budget your money will help you out greatly in the future. You’ll learn how to save, what to invest your money in, and have good spending habits. I’m not saying you can’t spoil yourself every now and then by all means do. You just have to make sure you know where your money is going and not wind up struggling from paycheck to paycheck

5. Start your own business

I know I know some of you might be thinking what type of business can I start and where in the world is the money coming from to start one. You have a hobby that you really enjoy turn that into a business, you never know where it will take you. Blogging is a hobby of mine but it can also turn into a business either way I love it. No matter how small the business starts out you’ll love the outcomes because its something that your passionate about doing. People might give their opinions good or bad but it will be something that you can say you put your all into.

6. Pray often

So many things are going on in the world today that it makes so many people scared to even turn on the news and see what’s happening. Prayer can keep you sane and give you just enough peace that you need to get through this crazy world. Even if you feel like sometimes it’s not helping just keep doing it anyway, never stop. Everybody knows  that if you can’t rely on anybody else that you can always rely on God. He will never let you down no matter what. Continue to keep the faith that you have in him and don’t let it go.

Those are a few tips I have on Jordan Year. What tips do you have that you started doing or thinking about? Feel free to comment and let me know. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!

 

5 Things That Keep You Motivated

HI HI MY BLOG READERS! Brief update on life.. I started my last year of college and OMG when I say my sleeping schedule is out of whack it is all the way out of whack! I had to figure out a new schedule to push out content. Since school is back in session I want to be able to give you all the best while not being overwhelmed. So I decided posting a few times a month works best for me at the moment.  This way I’m able to balance out everything and give everything my all. 🙂 SO! The new content for this post is 5 Things that Keep You Motivated. Everybody needs motivation no matter where it comes from.  Be it family, friends, or from accomplishments, it helps us get the job done. Here are a few things that I felt could keep a person motivated.

Family

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To me family is the  BIGGEST motivation. You want them to be proud of the person that you  have become , and the accomplishments that you have made throughout life. Let them know all the raising they did  and things that they taught you  didn’t go to waste, it kept your head straight and right where it needed to be. Even if you might not have agreed with everything they said. They will always be behind you every step of the way when nobody else will. Making your family proud of you should be the biggest push that you need and aim for.

Opportunities

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You never know what opportunity will come knocking at your door. Whether it’s a new job, new internship, or a new connection. Opportunities are an abundant and there something to look forward to. Put in your all when it comes to work. I know that sometimes it might get hard and you want to give up but…DON’T! You never know who is watching or seeing the great things that you are doing.  Also meet new people you never know how you can help them out in the long run or how they might be able to help you out. A connection goes a long way.

 

Goals

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Everybody has goals. Some goals might be small and some goals might be big but everybody has the same agenda.. accomplishing those goals. Being able to reach those goals really make you feel like you can do anything. Some goals might take longer than others but the main thing is being able to complete those goal. For example five years of college was not in the goal list but life worked out a little differently. I know it’s not what I had planned for but you know what I never know what that extra year will bring. The main thing is accomplishing the goal that I set out to do, getting my bachelors degree. So I know that some thingS might not turn out the way that you want them, but it’s about getting it done that’s what makes it all the more worth it

Personal Pride

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A lot of people don’t talk about this because they don’t want to make it seem like they’re bragging about themselves, but nothing is wrong with it. Whenever you are able to do something that you set your mind to I know for a fact that it makes you happy. It lets you know that you can do anything. There might have been some form of obstacle that might have gotten in the way along the way, but being about to push through and do it. Even if some people might think oh you can do that, there’s no possible way that someone like you can even get that close to doing something like.. BRUSH THEM OFF! Let that be your motivation to prove to yourself you can do it and prove them wrong. Having that feeling of accomplishment makes you say okay, I got this, bring on the next challenge! I’ll conquer that also. The hard work that you put into things will pay off. Whether it be now or later you’ll see the positive effects from it, and you’ll feel great about it.

Somebody Might Have It Harder Than You

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Not everybody is given the opportunities that some of us might have the chance to obtain. Whether it be a decent job, going to a good school, or just having a decent roof over their heads. I know sometimes we might say OMG  I can’t afford this or why can’t I have that. just think we could be like the people who don’t really have anything. Always take into consideration that even though you might have the basics but your worry and wondering everyday. You don’t have to worry about how you’ll find your next meal, how you’ll be able to afford something you might not need, or even where you’ll lay your head. Be appreciative of the things that you have obtain regardless if it’s big or small.

Motivation is the key to getting things done and doing the things that you love. Keep up with it and the things you work on will go far. Let me know what things you all might do to keep you motivation up. Hope you enjoyed this. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!