First of all, I’d like to say thank you to everyone for such positive feedback on last weeks blog post! It was something that I felt really needed to be addressed and I am really glad that so many people were able to relate to what I was saying!
As you can tell by the title, I’m going to be writing about job hunting. Mainly because at the moment I am looking at getting my first paid part time job!
As you are growing up, the first time you speak, walk and go to school are a few of the big things milestones in life. Then as you grow up you are able to experience more exciting things and develop as an individual.
Getting a first job is a step towards independence, as now instead of asking mum and dad for a tenner, you can use the money you earned! Getting experience before going off into the world of work is really beneficial and looks really good to potential employers.
Applying for jobs is the easy part, it’s just the part after that’s a bit more difficult… Interviews. I’ve only had 2 interviews in my life and one of them was for unpaid work experience I knew I already had as it was organised by my school.
Last week I had my first real job interview, and it was nerve wracking. I found myself just stumbling over my words and not fully thinking about what I was going to say before I did because I thought something was better than a nothing… I was wrong. But I’m going to use it as a learning experience and hopefully I will be successful in upcoming interviews.
While I was waiting to be interviewed, I could see that the other potentials for the job were a lot more confident than I was as they had already experienced interviews in the past, perhaps some were too confident which could be interpreted as arrogance. Some more timid potentials simply sat twiddling their thumbs.
I’ve got an interview for a part time job soon, and I hope that I don’t make the same mistakes as I did last time.
Wish me luck!