Hello there, fellow student without a job. How are things? Not great, I know. The lack of money is just underwhelming. Haven’t got the chance to buy Cyberpunk 2077? Or to invest in stocks? I got you.
I haven’t either, and at this point, I’m not even mad anymore. It is what it is, as someone said. Even though I haven’t really tried applying to a job, I still volunteered, and I learned a lot of useful things!T̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶I̶’̶m̶ ̶g̶o̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶l̶e̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶l̶y̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶j̶o̶b̶ ̶b̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶I̶’̶m̶ ̶p̶o̶o̶r̶.̶
Therefore, because I browsed the Internet a little, I figured out some things I should never do while applying. Like being a student. And with that, I can basically end this whole article.
Step1: don’t admit that you don’t have any experience in the job
Listen, it’s actually that simple. Just pretend that they know a secret that you must keep unknown at all costs. Imagine you’re hiding a secret from your mom. But, at the same time, you should be humble. No one actually knows how to do everything.
That’s why, while being a student, one of the best options for you is volunteering. Some volunteering will even give you training for specific things. If you’re volunteering enough, you can add these experiences to your CV. They will weigh a lot, and will also change you. Volunteering means communication and learning, teamwork, and having fun.
Step 2: stalk the company just like you do with your ex
One of the most important things to have in mind is to know where are you applying. Even before doing so, you must do some research. But most importantly, at the interview, you must know very well the company.
Some basic things, like history, development, projects made. If you really want to dig deep, just stalk the CEOs and chiefs on Facebook and LinkedIn, you can prepare a joke about having kids.
Step 3: don’t fill up your CV with your internet accomplishments
Yes, being a group administrator doesn’t count as experience. But it’s about a real job here. The thing here is that you should be specific about what you can do. But not too specific. Most of the people that look at your CV are busy sipping their mocha latte. So their attention span is working as a student’s.
Therefore, when you add, let’s say, the last three “jobs” you’ve done, you can also add like a sentence or two of what you’ve done there. When it comes to abilities, don’t overestimate yourself, because you might apply to different jobs. So, every time you apply, adjust these things according to the job.
Step 4: at an interview, imagine the people in front of you dressed as manga characters
I don’t think that imagining them naked works. But, depending on your hobbies, the anime one works just fine. Besides that, try controlling your emotions. Most of the time, you’re not even aware of how you react with your friends/family. This thing will be obvious to people who don’t know you.
So try to tame yourself, and maybe adopt the funny anxious type of student. But remember, don’t talk too much or too little. Just say what you need to say. Then jump off the window and leave in a dramatic manner to intimidate competitors.
In the end, be patient. It might take a while to get hired. And fired too. It may take time to find a place that suits you. Or it has a good team that you can feel comfortable around. It may also take some time to figure out what you actually want to pursue. You can always watch The Office and figure out how it is in a company. Facts.