I apologize for the delay on this posting, however I regret to inform you (and admit to myself) that little to no progress has been made in terms of job prospects. Although, to be fair I did receive two different rejections, so at least I know my application was looked at?!
However, I have come up with a new strategy about how to apply for jobs. Two months ago I was being rather picky with the jobs I would select. In other words, I wanted to be paid, only do work relating to social media and I wanted to get responses immediately. WIth the latest batch of applications sent out, I applied for anything that seemed remotely interesting. Positions that could be fun, interesting, with potential for networking or learning experiences, were given my resume with gusto! With my new found strategy, I have realized I was being completely hardheaded about why employers were not knocking down my door.
For starters, I am not even a college graduate, who did I think I was? I can not apply to a global company and expect them to know I’m exceptional at public relations. I don’t even know that yet. All I have is talent, potential, and enthusiasm, and for me to have thought otherwise is unrealistic. Secondly, by expecting to be paid millions of dollars (yes, I realize I have certain “unrealistic” expectations) for jobs like these, I was kidding myself. I would (and will) be lucky to be paid in experience with a handful of references that can then vouch for my talents that they witness first hand. Lastly, I feel as though patience should be thrown into my new strategy. While I usually don’t care much for it and would rather forge full steam ahead with projects and jobs, I need to understand that the rest of the world does not operate according to my personal preferences. However, I find that many employers love this go-getter approach when they hire me, so I suppose it’s all about balance.
Since developing this plan a month ago, I wish I had developed the secret formula for how to get companies to take notice of me. Alas, I do not. However, I believe that with the right attitude and the balance of patience and tenacity, I will be able to find the perfect job after all.
What a difference a month makes, huh?