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    So I just graduated from university and I am looking to apply for a job now. But I have not applied for work before or gone through interview procedures so I am very nervous and I dont feel I will be successful if I actually applied. So I was thinking maybe I should go to the company I wish to apply to and see the manager, talk to him/her about my circumstance and maybe ask him to go through my CV and Cover Letter to ensure it is up to standard. What do you think?
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    (Original post by Obong)
    So I just graduated from university and I am looking to apply for a job now. But I have not applied for work before or gone through interview procedures so I am very nervous and I dont feel I will be successful if I actually applied. So I was thinking maybe I should go to the company I wish to apply to and see the manager, talk to him/her about my circumstance and maybe ask him to go through my CV and Cover Letter to ensure it is up to standard. What do you think?
    I'm all for networking, but this won't work. As someone who's worked for a long time, if someone approached me with this strategy I would just disregard it. You need to show passion and interest for the industry you're applying to. Simply going up to someone and asking them to essentially 'fix' your CV is extremely disrespectful. You should be confident in your achievements and be able to show others why they should be hiring you. If you are not really confident in yourself, why should others trust you with responsibility?
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    (Original post by WokSz)
    I'm all for networking, but this won't work. As someone who's worked for a long time, if someone approached me with this strategy I would just disregard it. You need to show passion and interest for the industry you're applying to. Simply going up to someone and asking them to essentially 'fix' your CV is extremely disrespectful. You should be confident in your achievements and be able to show others why they should be hiring you. If you are not really confident in yourself, why should others trust you with responsibility?

    Thank you very much for your response, so I should not visit the manager of the company and I should just apply and hope for the best?
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    (Original post by Obong)
    Thank you very much for your response, so I should not visit the manager of the company and I should just apply and hope for the best?


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    Your going to walk and approach the company, ask a manger to check your C.V for the job, I'm literally laughing out loud, awkkk c'mon you can't be bloody serious
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    (Original post by Obong)
    Thank you very much for your response, so I should not visit the manager of the company and I should just apply and hope for the best?
    Really not sure if you're being serious or simply trolling.

    In case you're being serious, please don't. Most Managers would laugh.
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    In order for you to have any chance at any job, you would require an extra limb, a certificate to say you have been castrated and a character reference to confirm you're not a maniac.
 
 
 
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