Graduates with jobs did not get lucky, they had an opportunity. Read below to create your own opportunity.
Look at the definition of opportunity:
a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
Let us all be clear that some people get their opportunities without doing anything besides being born. As in my family member knew someone who ultimately got me a job. Even though these opportunities do not always require any hustle they are none the less opportunities.
However, there are and endless number of people who have gone in without any advantage except for their mindset. These people all accepted the fact that, it is perfectly fine to get rejected. Getting a job is no different than sales, you must be able to accept no, but understand rejection is always on the path to acceptance. (In your case, employment)
Below are a few quotes to put things in perspective.
So, you are ready to get out there and kick some ass, but what is the next step?
- Develop a Plan – Make a list of companies you would like to work for, then ask yourself why. If you can answer that question, then you are halfway there. Take your list and start calling HR to see if they have any positions open. Try to add 10 companies to this list each week.
- Do Something – You cannot get fired from a job you do not have, and you have nothing to lose by being assertive (not overly aggressive). Even if a company is not hiring currently, that does not mean you cannot inquire. It is possible that they are hiring or considering hiring, but the information is not widely available to the public.
- Be Consistent – Every day you should spend time looking for new employers, following up previous inquiries, and going on interviews. Follow up is key as things change constantly. People often confuse right place with the right time, when in reality, you got a job because you called a second time to the same company about employment.
- Embrace Rejection – When someone says no, they do not speak for the entire business world. A potential employer’s judgement on you is not the official stance in the world on you. Also, there are other factors that have absolutely nothing to do with you that could be influencing their decision.
You may not realize it, but you do have a job. That job is creating your own opportunities for employment. Spend time every day on creating opportunities and eventually you will get one. The work ethic you create in finding employment will translate into the job you are going to get.
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