Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Job Hunting Is Never Easy - Advice Needed



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It had been more than a month since my graduation. Ever since then, I have been looking for job non-stop. Despite graduated in a Master Degree, it seems to be futile in searching for a job for me ~ I wonder why~ Most of my friends already found some fantastic jobs; only a few left (including me) still hanging around. I don't mind sitting at home; but the peer pressure is really enormous. 

The Reasons I Couldn't Find A Job
  1. Speed - some of my coursemates already applied job way before graduation. Yes, in this competitive world, we have to be fast (><)
  2. Timing - currently a lot of universities just had their graduations; therefore, this means more people fighting for the same position. 
  3. Interview skill - I wonder, is my communication skills that bad? I think my confidence is getting lower ....lower....lower....Will I die without a job (@@)?????
  4. Technical skill - I believe my results are quite fine. But, still it is so hard to get an interview....
  5. Choosy - I don't think I am, I applied any jobs on Jobstreet but it takes forever to get a reply; after waiting month long, it just stated that position closed (@@)..Heart-broken......
  6. Resume - Is it my resume not nice? Haizzzzz~~~~~
Until now, I got only 4 interviews with no feedback. Perhaps, it is time for me to rethink, replan, revise my previous action plans. Maybe, I am still lacking of interview skills here ........Anyhow, if you have any job related to environmental or chemical engineering, please just leave a commment.....Or, better stilll, give me some good advice in job hunting....(><) Hopefully, one day, I will dance like the dancing light in the picture. Nice illumination using a cloth (^^)




8 comments:

Hemsem Ahmike said...

Bro, same here too. But keep a positive mindset, surely will get suitable one :) Cheers up!

Small Kucing said...

Dont give up. Sometimes jobs also need to be through words of mouth. Those in the newspaper and agency are very fast filled up.

Try asking your friends see if their company need people or not

Huai Bin said...

Keep at it bro! That's the way to go, think about a company you like to work with and you can try cold sending your resume with a great cover letter.

I sometimes feel that the cover letter is more important - I'm pretty sure that's how I got my jobs, having a great and interesting cover letter differentiates you from the other applicants and you can follow up on that during the interview.

Don't lose hope, keep the faith and all the best bro! :)

soulesscloudy said...

Your resume is one of the important factor... Try to re-format it.. Hopefully the this will bring you little luck... Gambateh

Xjion89 said...

U oso jia you 2!!!! I am cheering up alredy ^^ thanks for ur support~
All the best fr ur job hunting 2~(^^)

Xjion89 said...

True, really struggling. But, juz hv to keep holding on~
Did ask some of my friends, but no vacancy available...

Thanks^^

Xjion89 said...

Thanks for the advice. Will try to write a better cover letter.
Thanks (^^) Again!!!!~

Xjion89 said...

Yeah, i think hv to revise it ooo~ mybe is nt attractive enuf.
Thanks (^^)