Kirstin on Fullback and Friends | Job searches can be a very lonely and long process for many job seekers, and that is why I love my job so much, providing an ongoing service delivery, which supports students build personalised job searches, providing career/application/recruitment and selection mentoring, with an end goal of seeing students get job offers, and a job offer to a student could be there first ever volunteering role, a part-time job, summer internship, 12 month placement or a graduate scheme/graduate entry level role.
Being a part of a student’s job search journey, helps me support, mentor and experience the highs and lows of the journey. It also allows me see so many students grow in confidence, be more focussed on what their job search means to them, and a stronger understanding of what roles/professions/sectors they are interested in, and that they feel they are best suited to. Getting to this stage, takes practice, research, and self-reflection of achievements, and achievements are work, academic, and extra-curricular related. All of these experiences provide a factual story board, to help build supporting evidence related to experience and competency.
I am a great believer that we learn from every experience, and even if the application/interview outcome was not what we had hoped for, we can learn so much, and that is how our CVs, LinkedIn profiles, applications, assessment centres and interviews, become more genuine, polished, professional and specific to the employers needs.