Wednesday, 4 May 2016

My job seeking advice to you...

I scroll through my Twitter feed daily and I will always come across a post about trying to find a job (or not finding one!). I found a job through persistence and seriously intensive searching around 8 months ago which made me feel great and really accomplished. So I thought I'd share my tips on how to find a job with you all. I'll be writing another post on interview tips as a part II to this post. I hope this helps and gets you feeling motivated! 

  1. Trawl and trawl through different job sites - daily! Something new might pop up. It's very important to not give up and you  should apply for just about anything that appeals to you. The top 3 sites I used were, totaljobs. and gumtree.
  2. Update your CV regularly so that it's up to date and make sure it's not too wordy. Employers don't want to hear about your favourite sport in primary school or any other unnecessary information. Be succinct and don't be afraid to use bullet points. 
  3. Write a cover letter if appropriate. Keep it professional, short and sweet. Just give them a general idea on who you are and compliment the company you are applying to. E.g. 'I would love to have the opportunity to work within your establishment.'
  4. Get out there and hand out your CV's. My best tip on this is to ask to speak to the store/restaurant/whatever it may be manager, not just an adviser as the reality is - it's likely to get lost or thrown away.
  5. Depending on what you're after - you could sign up to agencies like Office Angels or Brook Street. These agencies normally offer temp work that could lead to permanent work and they help to build on your CV if you don't have much experience. 
  6. Express your interest in the company you would like to work for, you could send them an e-mail or even give them a call to ask if they are employing. It shows that you have got confidence and you may stand out. Most websites have a careers e-mail or contact number you can use to get in touch with them. 
  7. Be Realistic. Everyone wants their dream job but you have to be realistic before you get to that point experience wise. If you set yourself achievable goals then they will lead to your dreams eventually. Rome wasn't built in a day!
Just remember to keep focused and don't give up. You will find something eventually even if it takes a while to get there. If you're serious about finding a decent job that pays well and you're currently unemployed like I was 8 months ago, don't get distracted! It takes concentration and hard work - it really will pay off. The reality is if you put in half the effort you will end up with half the results. 

I know what it's like to be penniless and not have any form of social life, it's awful. So I hope you're feeling motivated to get searching, you can do this! 

Love Amber x


  1. Some very good tips! Finding a job can be so stressful and overwhelming sometimes it can feel like there's no hope, love these simple yet effective points, they make it a much less overwhelming task when broken down!

    -R xo

    1. Thanks. I just thought it was really important to share as I see so many struggling to find jobs on my Twitter feed. And it really is daunting when you don't know where to start.

      Amber x

  2. It's crazy how much work you have to put into finding a job these days! I agree with all of your tips though and you really have to be 'on the ball'.

    Georgie xo

    1. It is! But the hard work really pays off.

      Amber x


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