As you are all aware, I’m currently on the hunt for a job. It’s not easy being unemployed. You don’t have a penny to play with and your spare time becomes tedious, due to the fact that your whole day consists of just spare time. I won’t lie, I’ve spent a lot of hours just staring at walls thinking of ways to entertain myself. I always find it funny that when you actually have a job you spend your time complaining about it, but when you’re unemployed you complain about not getting to work. A contradiction, yes! Time you could be spending working and earning those badly needed pennies, is instead engulfed in coming up with the most bizarre and abstract things possible to entertain your boredom. Let’s not get into those though!
It’s become clear, that there are two very important skills needed when searching for a job. Patience and Perserverance. These skills are essential in finding that wanted or unwanted job. People tend to get annoyed when things don’t happen quickly, or at least as quickly as they deem acceptable, which for some ladies and gents is hours! I always remember the phrase ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day‘, especially when talking about patience. It’s such an effective phrase in the sense that it’s very simple but completely accurate. I’d have loved to have seen a Rome that was built in one day, it would make for comical viewing! This very much ties into the topic of searching for a job though. You just have to be patient. It may take a few days, a few weeks, or maybe even a few months but you just have to stick with it. Do I like that fact that I have no job? Of course not! It’s a massive hindrance. But I know that if I be patient, I’ll get one eventually. All good things come to those who wait.
In saying that, you can’t just sit around all day waiting for a job to fall magically into your lap. You also have to persevere. It’s not easy getting rejected, especially when you feel you’re trying so hard to achieve something but getting nothing in return. Unfortunately, in order to get a job you have to have perserverance. If you aren’t successful in earning a spot in one workplace, you have to try the next place and so on. You can’t just stop and give up. You’ll never get a job that way. Just try, and try, and try until you finally get the news you deserve, and trust me you will! I currently have twenty four CV’s printed, that’s excluding the ones I’ve already handed into shops and other workplaces. I’ve failed in all so far, but I’m not going to stop. Why? Because I really do believe I’ll be hired if I keep persevering. You have to fail sometimes in order to succeed. I’m confident, I’m patient and I’m ready to catch that opportunity when it’s presented!
What have your experiences been like when trying to find a job?