Searching for your first job is hard work, and we know how any valuable insights from the industry can be.
The resources below will help you to be in the right mindset to search the job that’s right for you.
Self-assessment: Who are you and what do you want? Before you start looking for a job, have a clear understanding of who you are (personality, skills, ambitions,…) and what career route you are willing to take.
Be humble: Do not expect to start in a management role from your first job but work your way up the ladder. It is all about gaining experience and showing initiative in the domain of interests. In the meantime, listening around and networking is key!
Search query: Go to LinkedIn, Vacature.be, Indeed.com,… to find job offers that fit you the most. Save your search query and new vacancies will be sent to you automatically.
Do not be discouraged by the job title: Always read the full job description. Frequently jobs with the same content have different job titles in diverse companies.
Do not be discouraged by the job description: Mostly you are not qualified for 100% of the job description. Do not worry, almost nobody. If you match with 2/3 of the requirements and you are motivated to have the job and eager to learn… apply for the job!
Prospective letters: You didn’t find the job you are looking for in the preferred industry or company? Write a prospective letter. Companies may hire but haven’t listed a specific job opening to apply for. If they do not find any current employees for the job, maybe they will search externally and you will be the first one they contact.
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More tips and tricks on how to design a wining resume and cover letter are coming, stay tuned!