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For many years when I completed job applications I always thought from the perspective of myself – the skills, knowledge and experience that I could offer – which in theory sounds right because I am showing why I was the most qualified person to do that position.
But the problem is I was competing against a pool of applicants who were also just as qualified to do the job. Therefore I didn’t stand out to be offered interviews. Continue reading →
At the moment the only function I can really see is to increase my connections, of people I once networked with in a professional setting. Essentially has become some sort of organisation Pokedex where I have to catch them all – or rather got to network with them all. This usually results in a mundane loop from the newsfeed where I get to see what my network “liked”.
A little known fact about me. I once featured in the Guardian website as part of a panel of experts for a Q & A discussing the benefits of postgraduate degrees to improve careers. This fact is so little known that I only remembered I did this the other day.
My lack of progress in the job market has partly been down to my own fault, as I gradually developed an apathy to getting a better job around the time I started writing this blog.
But in my defense the last 10 years career was has been a lot of let downs and disappointments, which made me feel burnt out. Because of this I decided to focus on making other areas of my life better – which I did.
These improvements spurred on my decision to get a new job before my next birthday. Now that I have a new job, I have been reflecting – It has taken me about 10 years to progress into an advanced position.