How to get a job
Adjusting Your Mentality
Find jobs to apply for that fit your skill-set and interests, rather than trying to fit skills and yourself to the wrong kind of job for you. If you don't have an idea of what jobs your skills and aptitude fit, prepare your mind to learn what you are more qualified to do. Instead of searching for job openings, and then trying to see how you can tweak the way you present their own skills and experiences to fit the job description, try something that fits you. Instead of the usual top-down approach, start from the bottom up. Build your base of skills and abilities, and narrow them to the jobs that work better for you.
- Make a list of all of your skills, determine which kinds of businesses and industries need them most (ask around for advice if you need to) and find businesses that will benefit from having you and your skills around. You might find that you get more satisfaction and enjoyment out of a career that wasn't even on your radar to begin with.
- Explore the nature of jobs to fit your personality and salary requirements, otherwise you'll have spent a significant amount of time to find a day job -- but then you dread getting up for every morning. So be realistic about what you expect, but be open to what you find about yourself.