Hey, lovely people,
I hope everyone is feeling great. I am feeling very apologetic and annoyed with myself because three Months have gone by since I’ve written my first ever blog post. I am disappointed in myself that I have not been committed. I let my anxiety and the lack of confidence get the better of the blog. The last three months have been the most difficult months that I have experienced, and I had let that overcome my confidence in my writing.
In these three months, I was constantly applying for jobs and chasing emails/calls to enquire about my application process. Most of the time I heard nothing and when I finally received responses they were all emails of rejection. One of the emails had rocked me to the core as they had given a detailed list of bullet points explaining what was wrong with my application. When I read the list, I had felt worthless and unemployable. I was shocked by how in depth the list was, especially the point about grammatical errors. When I had reread my application it was fine to me, it made sense. I could not see any grammatical errors.
However being dyslexic, I tend to overlook all these errors because my Working Memory was operating way too fast that it couldn’t catch up; as I was sending 5 applications (CV’s + Cover Letters) a day. Thinking that this will increase my chances of getting employed sooner. Really and truly it didn’t, it just rocked my confidence in every way.
To change this, I took action and went to seek careers advice. I choose not see my University advisor instead I called up the National Career Service to book an appointment. I had a 1-2-1 with a fantastic advisor called Caroline, who works for the Brighton team, and she thoroughly went through my CV. She gave constructive criticism that made me see where I was going wrong, how I can improve my CV, and see my potential. She told me that writing CV’s take time, as CV’s need to be tailored to the job description rather than sending a generic CV.
Therefore, sending out 5 CV’s a day was a mistake as I was not demonstrating that I had the skills for the job.
Since I’ve seen Caroline and used the National Career Service. I have received great response from my CV and offered interviews.
That’s all for now,
National Career Service
If you’re in need of career advice then do not hesitate to contact the National Career Service. It is a free service which offers exceptional career advice from amazing advisors, who are willing to help.