It is so easy to spot job seekers.
(..or those looking to get rid of job seekers from their homes. You know how jobless people can roost and/or perch around your home, flipping channels, eating your food, not doing chores. add to the list:) )
I'm sure you've come across posts circulating on Facebook giving drab tales of some Johndoe / Janedoe who'd been searching for a job for 20something years and blah blah blah..!
They always demand you type "AMEN" if you want blessings or "THE job" in your life(huh??!!) or "ignore and scroll down if you dont care or want to lose your job."..lol.
If you prefer twitter, theres always this tweeps demanding you RT them if you want blessings in your life! good Lord- I don tire for these people.
Sometimes, these things appear on my timeline as I scrounge Facebook grounds
for the latest gossip on my friends
and I see so many RT's, 1000+ "likes" ,100000000+ "Amens"/ "shares" and I cant help but admire peoples virtual displays of faith..hehe.
I'm one of those who ignores and simply scrolls down to the next thing because my job search entails a different route that goes beyond RT-ing and liking recycled status updates.
..,and NO, I'm not saying its wrong to like, give the worded "amen" or RT those kinds of updates- please do, by all means
(I mean, someone has to boost the egos of those who take times to write those lengthy stories)
but have some work on getting the real thing going on behind the scenes.
Today, I'm going to share my "behind-the-scenes" plan with on getting my "IT" job(if there's anything like that). It is not based on any proven method(I only recently took to it) but it makes sense to me, which is a really important factor. I, however, are very open to ideas and insights on the same.
First, I made a list of the companies(the list keeps growing but the below listed are my favorites.
Any HR reading? See how I love your company:D
) I would really like to work for i.e.
- PROCTOR/ GAMBLE
Second, I subscribed to their job feeds as well as bookmarked their websites to remind me to check if any postings had been made which match(ed) my qualifications.
I must add, a network within he organisation helps i.e. Knowing someone within to keep you on the loop of jobs posted. You can do this by getting to meet this people physically at their work places or linking up with them on professional networks such as LinkedIn(I'll dedicate a post to this and have a professional "LinkedIn coach" explain how to maximize its usage very soon.)
NOTE: Knowing someone within the company does not guarantee you a job at the organisation but is most definitely a better way of touching base with them especially if they advertise positions within- A recommendation goes a long way.
Off of my list, I have also subscribed to job feeds from various job sites, mostly in Kenya, although I've others from around Africa to keep me abreast of other jobs posted(as well as trends in the job market) that match my savvy, suit my qualifications and the like.
Also, have people know that you're job searching so they can have you in mind when opportunity(ies) come up in their organisations or other places. I, personally, have an e-mail job list sent in by close friends(if you want in on these, drop me an e-mail here
) every week for temporary and/or permanent positions from up and about.
My side hustle:
Constantly asking siblings/ relatives/ friends or whoever for money can get quite tasking and if you're me and are so not used to 'asking'..it can get utterly depressing.
To go through my job search unencumbered by the throes of financial constraint, I run a small jewelry outfit that delivers tasteful pieces of jewelry to my clients as I drop my resumes here, there and everywhere!!:)
I, sometimes, also agree to undertake temporary(paid) positions whenever they arise such as running errands for siblings and other bullies who'll do anything to see you work for the food you're consuming:D
It helps reduce borrowing not to mention keep your mind of the stresses that may accompany your job search.
On that note, BTW, request for a catalog at this HERE
address. Free deliveriess in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria.
What do you think of my plan? YAY? or NAY? Feel free to give me ideas, job links and any other form of advice that will render useful to the same.
How do you go about your job search? What challenges do you/ have you encounter(ed)?
Pics of the day!!
I wore this outfit two weeks ago as I helped out at a realtors conference(remember temp. paid positions from siblings/bullies). It was a lot of fun since I love matters real estate, made great friends, new contacts which'll probably come in handy, soon..it was really nice:)
|..,my yay! look:)|
|I got to meet the people behind "Migaa"..,the model that has had me 'gaga'! for well over a year now:)|
See my hips+bum spinning outta wanting2 burst at the seams..oi!!
Look out for job posts on my Facebook page here