I’m happy to report that, late this summer, I finally landed a job! It took me about 8 months, but I’m currently working as an associate editor for a local newspaper and getting the experience that I wanted.
However, I know not everyone is as fortunate. Don’t get discouraged. You still can find your dream job. Unfortunately, you can’t know when it will arrive—and with student loans and other expenses around, you can’t keep waiting.
So, you had a job interview and thought it went great. You sent the appropriate thank you email. The interviewer’s response sounded promising—they spoke to you like you practically had the job.
Then … you receive the rejection email.
At least, that’s what happened to me after my first “I really want this” job interview, and boy was I disappointed.
In my previous post, I mentioned writing a post-interview email that I thought my interviewer liked. However, it took some effort for my message to reach that point.
Starting out, I didn’t know how to structure this email—I had to look up exactly what to do. This made me think that perhaps you could use some tips on how to structure a “thank you” message to send your interviewer after the interview. Here’s what I found out.
As you know, I’ve been job searching for a while, applying for positions that I really, really want before I apply to just anything. I haven’t had much luck getting interviews in the field I’m interested in.
That is, until now.
I have been job searching since graduating. Now, I’m feeling the pressure to find work from my parents, but more so from my wallet—thanks to student loan payments kicking in.
I’ve begun weighing options that can help me land work, including going back to school. But, with a tight budget, furthering my education seems hard. So, I rounded up some less common ways to keep learning post-undergraduate without completely breaking the bank.
If you’re in the same boat, check out this quick information to see if these options may work for you.
Summer is a great time of the year to enjoy some fresh air and some good company. That makes it the perfect season to throw a party!
There are a lot of ways that you can do this, but with food, drinks, and decorations, hosting your friends and family can get expensive. I’m finding this out firsthand, as I plan a picnic to celebrate my college graduation.
Fortunately, I’ve come up with some ideas to cut costs, and I think they could be helpful for any picnic or party. Here are four ways I plan to save.
Right now, it seems that everyone you know—and maybe you!—are graduating from college. My school only has a ceremony during the spring, so though I finished my studies in January, I’ll be “graduating” this week!
Graduation is a great time to celebrate your hard work and accomplishments. However, things get expensive. Some of those expenses may surprise you, but the ones below likely won’t—and you should definitely be prepared for them. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
This past week, I went to my first official job fair as a professional. There were a lot of tables with a lot of people—people either competing with me for jobs or judging my job applications. Needless to say, I was intimidated.
Fortunately, I feel like things went great, and I learned a lot. If you find yourself going to a job fair in the future (especially you upcoming grads), check out these dos and don’ts to help you get ready.
Before the internet became just a huge platform for communication, people didn’t get interviews by sending résumés and cover letters via e-mail or through online forms. You had to look at the classifieds in the newspaper or know someone at the company who could tell you about available positions. Then, you had to either send your résumé through snail-mail or actually go to the company in person to drop it off. The internet changed all of that. But the Web can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, I’ve been using a few sites in my job search that I’ve found to be great resources.
As I continue my job search, I realize that I have been going about this “not having a job” thing all wrong. I’ve been too narrow-minded. I basically spend a few hours a day looking and applying for jobs … and the rest of the time, I’ve been kind of just waiting for something to happen.