Job Huntin' as a 20-Somethin' - In the beginning...
Since my 16th birthday, I have always had a job. Several at once at some points, as I tried to juggle education and part-time jobs (and occasionally sleep too!). It's a very odd feeling now then that by July 31st my contract at my current job will be over and I will, hopefully, be starting a new exciting job, somewhere entirely different. It's a scary freedom to be able to move anywhere in the country, if not the world, to start a new job, and to be stood at the edge of a cliff with the whole world at your feet. There are a few things I would quite like to go into, and looking for jobs in these fields is an adventure in itself. (One which I have decided to document here on my humble blog in a new job hunting series!) One job I would love, is to be a Digital Marketing Executive or Social Media Manager. As part of the recruitment for this kind of job, my potential employers are likely to look at my social media accounts. This means every Tweet, every Facebook status, every Instagram selfie has a whole world of pressure on it. Don't get me wrong, I'm hardly one for posting half-naked drunken pictures from a Saturday night - (for a start I would need to have that kind of lifestyle, I'm more of a wine and a book kinda girl!), it's more things like, complaining about public transport - will my potential employer think I am a moaner? Will posts about wine suggest I drink too much? Will they judge me on my early morning beverage pictures? Will they find my puns funny?! Argh!
A pretty lucky find for me was Bubble Jobs - The home of digital jobs! It's beautifully designed and separated by job type which was really useful for me, as other sites had me trawling through pages and pages of unrelated jobs. (This is not a sponsored post! I'm just excited to find them!) Their Twitter (@BubbleJobs) is useful if you're on the hunt for a digital job (please don't apply for the same ones as me!) & they even wrote a blog with tips for finding your first ever digital job!
I've applied for one or two jobs through the site and am crossing all of my available appendages! I have some experience and a whole lotta knowledge, but will it be enough for someone to give me a interview? How can I sell myself?
I'm going to document my job search here, warts an' all! I've still got four months to find the job of my dreams and hopefully I'll be able to give some advice and tips along the way! Subscribe to come along on this journey with me!
If you have any great job-hunting tips, let me know in the comments!