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- May 3, 2012 at 10:13 am #32950
Hello, I have some doubts about my job hunting and I would like to share with you!
I am looking for a job in the West Midlands, where I live, since early this year and it seems more and more difficult to find something. I am not English but I have work permit and all rights to look for a job in the country. I have experience in Journalism as well as teaching and translation work but I am looking for other kinds of jobs that would be suitable for me too such as Customer service adviser and etc.
As I speak two languages I have found some job as Interpreter but it is just a freelancer position. I think I am in the limbo in my job hunting because I have the feeling that for some vacancies (such as media ones) I am considered to be under qualified ( because employers prefer a native speaker??) and for some other vacancies such as general attendants and customer service I am over qualified ( because I have a degree so they imagine I won`t be for so long. Or because I don`t have experience in the determined area) .
But the truth is that I JUST WANT A JOB. I am not afraid of working hard and I would like an opportunity to start here! I would like to have some tips from you here because to be honest I feel like I am sending Resumes straight to the bin because I have no positive answer in my job hunting.August 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm #35573
I would try reviewing your CV and cover letter to add in that you are looking for a career, not just a job. Most companies are only afriad of you being overqualified if they think you are just looking for any job. Reasure them that you have chosen them as you want a career with them and im sure you will get somewhere soon!September 13, 2012 at 9:50 am #35574
Hi, I suggest that as well that you review your CV and make sure that your cover letter emphasises that you have the right to work in the UK and that you are determined to carve out a career. Whatever the job is that you happen to be applying for, do some quick research online on career paths for that particular job and mention this information in your cover letter. This will let employers know that you are thinking long term. Even if the job isn’t one in which you want to stay long term, the employer won’t know that!
I thought it was interesting that you said that you have been working as an interpreter but that it is ‘only’ a freelance position. Are you sure that you are really selling the skills that you have to be able to take work such as this? Personally, I think that different language skills is a valuable one to have and I would suggest that you really emphasise this on your CV.
Good luck with your job hunting.November 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm #35575
Probably way too late but i agree, get your CV looked at, and in your cover letter you need to make the points that you are looking for a career with that company not just a job – it may sound strange but that is what most companies are looking for – employee loyalty, they dont want to invest in training etc for someone to then move onto a different employer.
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