“I’ll take any job- I’m desperate”
We know that searching for a job can be gruelling, you may even get to the point where you think “any job will do” you just need to work.
Stop – don’t go down this road – you are not doing yourself any favours and here is why: –
Not Everyone Will Give You A Job
There is no point in applying for every job you see in the hope that someone will jump on your CV, we can promise you this won’t happen, you need to focus on your job search and concentrate on jobs you have the skills and experience for.
Employers don’t want a generalist – they want to recruit a specialist. Someone who has the fundamental skills to do their job which can be demonstrated in their work experience, so it’s important that you apply for the right jobs.
If you have had a high powered managerial role and are struggling to obtain a similar position, don’t think an employer will take you on as a receptionist – they won’t – they will recognise you are only looking to fill a short term gap until you find the right role for you.
Why should an employer take you on when they know from the onset you are not right for their role and unlikely to stay with them long term. Employers are looking for people who are passionate about what they do, that way they will stay longer.
Think Of Your Future
If you take an unsuitable role, providing you are lucky enough to be offered one, where do you go from there? If you have been working in an office and out of desperation take on a warehouse job it will be very difficult for you to move back into an office, environment.
Don’t Ruin Your CV
Your CV is really, really important it is better to have a short break in employment on your CV rather than a job which has nothing to do with your experience or future career aspirations.
It really is important that you realize that you don’t want “any job”, you want the right job and it is out there for you. You will end up with a job you love if you look hard enough and in the right places.
Happy job hunting!