My name is Jessie Mulligan and I am a freelance translator and a web editor. Most of the time, I work from my sofa and I have no boss while many of my friends are looking for a good position in a company. I tried that once but I’ve learned a couple of things about job applications.
The job market is suffocating more and more due to the huge number of people desiring to earn a crust every day. Thousands of people graduate from different universities every year and nearly ninety five percent from the moment they earn a college diploma run straight to the job market known to be the common ground to make a living and become autonomous in a way…at least financially.
Most people think it merely takes a college degree to find a good job. They are wrong…and this in different ways. Going to school, studying hard and getting a college degree is just one step among others when you wish to find a good job. First and foremost, it is crucial to bear in mind as Steve Jobs once said that “your work is gonna fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” It means that you must find something you love to do. This is an important prerequisite before you even choose your field of study at university. Unfortunately, most people fail at that…
When you apply for a position in a company, they ask you to submit your résumé and credentials. You’re also asked to fill an application form and most importantly to write a letter. A job application letter we call it. In the latter, you are expected to sell your skills, to convince the recruiter that you are the right candidate for the position. There are many other information that are requested in a job application letter.
When you succeed in being selected among the lucky ones, there comes the final tournament. The job interview- During this face to face step, your clothing, your communicative skills and your charisma, are often tested all depending on the position you apply for. Getting a job is not a mere piece of cake and you should be prepared. You might as well create your own business if you have the soul of an entrepreneur.
Paterne Freeman Shadowriter