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    Hi Guys,
    So I have been doing a couple of applications a week for a while...maybe I need to up this.
    Trouble is I am not really interested in most jobs...but I need money and need to move on with my life.
    Do have a temp job but it is on and off.
    Interested in research and social enterprises not sales or customer service roles.
    Got a 1st in business related degree from good uni and got a solid CV I think.
    Anyone have any tips?
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    What sort of feedback (if any) are you getting from jobs you've applied for. Do you get to interview stages?
    Have you spoken to people in the industry with the type of job you want to see what the gaps are on your cv?
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    (Original post by Sceptical_John)
    What sort of feedback (if any) are you getting from jobs you've applied for. Do you get to interview stages?
    Have you spoken to people in the industry with the type of job you want to see what the gaps are on your cv?
    Hey, thanks. My last interview was a month a go. They said I did well but they went with someone with more experience. I have sent my CV to to uni career service and recruiters and they are positive about it.
    I think I need to apply to more jobs.
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    If I work 5 days a week...one application a day?
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    One application a day is nothing, you should be doing more.

    Also I understand you may not be interested in the jobs, but you have to start somewhere. It's rare to land a job you love in your industry first time round.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    One application a day is nothing, you should be doing more.

    Also I understand you may not be interested in the jobs, but you have to start somewhere. It's rare to land a job you love in your industry first time round.
    Thank you for being so straight forward. Realised that I need to adapt my job seeking strategy. More applications (and more time), abandon the fear of getting a job I hate (apply for more), and widen my search sources (e.g. linkedin and recruiters).
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    Hey, thanks. My last interview was a month a go. They said I did well but they went with someone with more experience. I have sent my CV to to uni career service and recruiters and they are positive about it.
    I think I need to apply to more jobs.
    2 a week can be expanded definitely, but don't have a certain figure in mind. It's better to apply for 5 jobs you can see yourself doing than 15 jobs for the sake of it. Lots of people fall into the trap of applying for everything they see using the same generic CV, an interviewer can spot it a mile off. Always tweak it slightly to fit the job spec you've been given.

    Hardly anyone gets their dream job straight away so I wouldn't get drawn into that too much. If gets you a foot in the door and the experience you need in your field, it'll be worth it in the long run.
 
 
 
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