How can I get my hands on a good job?
Hi. I am Albane. I have a degree in Business Administration. I want to do a job now. I am applying to different companies, but not getting calls. What is the reason? I am presuming that maybe there is a problem with my resume. Should I go for Top Resume Canada or some other resume service? Or is there any other reason for this? Please let me know what am I doing wrong.
Jalal "Jay"’s Answer
Asking for a good job - the options are limited by your own aspirations.
1. where are you now , what are your capabilities, what can you bring to the table
2. where you want to be, what you want to do, what you want to earn, where you want to work and offer value
3. when you want to start - this is a key component as to how badly you want to change your current state and move forward.
Give yourself a timeline as to when you want to do the things you need to do to be able to achieve your objectives.
A tip is to write the above questions down and plot your progress in a book, on a project or on a wall chart.
Have a goal and work towards it.
I dont think you need to hire a company to review your resume, but DO get someone with any experience to review your resume and provide feedback. Every resume you send must be customized to the job opening. Its a lot of work, but thats the way it works.
Best of luck and be patience, it takes time for all of us
A useful tip in finding a new job is to connect with employees that work there. If you are a recent graduate, do you know any alumni at the companies that you are applying to? Any friends/fellow graduates/ family that have a position there? If so, I would reach out to them to talk about their company and see what their recent hiring process is like. If you don't know anyone there, you can also go to LinkedIn to search employees that work at the company. A simple message reaching out to get an informational interview could lead to a true job interview down the line. Good luck!
I can actually relate to your experience as a grad in the UK having studied Business Management. I thought that I was employable, given that I had a degree, some volunteering experience and had run my Uni sports club. Like you though, I didn't get the interaction I was expecting. I now have 5 years of experience and I'm really grateful to be doing something I enjoy doing at a good company.
For my very first job, I actually moved to Australia and was able to get an entry-level position as a recruiter. It was like a sales or business development kind of role, which I don't see myself as being very good at! I enjoyed speaking to people and networking though, and I did my best to get some relevant experience and skills from a role that I didn't see as something I thought was suited to me.
What I'm trying to convey is that the first job I landed wasn't what I expected to be doing, but it didn't mean that I couldn't gain skills from it, progress in my career and go on to try different things. So maybe think about casting the net a bit wider; consider a great number of different roles and fields that you can work in and focus on entry-level roles only, where you can pick up a basic level of professional experience before looking on toward your dream job of the future! There are many people in our company that studied one thing and started in that field, but then are now doing something completely different - and that's awesome!
Good segway, my company is called Canva, a platform that you can use to design literally anything, including resumes! You can use Canva for some resume templates that will make your CV look beautiful. When you are writing your resume, make it clear but concise. Tops two pages! If you have no professional experience then surface up any past volunteering experience, list any sports clubs or societies that you are a part of and your roles in those. If you are struggling for things to put down on your CV for experience, it might be a good opportunity to do a course to upskill and to do some volunteering on the weekend. Anything is better than nothing, especially when it comes to volunteering, as that would show any employer that you care about others and that you want to make a difference!
Stay strong, stay consistent, and be your own number 1 fan throughout this journey. You are the only person that can sell you, so remember to be the best advocate for yourself that you can be and I know you will be successful! You've got this