Being a young job applicant with a trade certificate and a good range of job experience has turned out to be quite the set back for me. I’m 20 years old and can’t even get an entry level job such as a check out operator or pizza delivery driver.
Whilst this is a disheartening experience for anyone looking for a job to support themselves, it has forced me to re evaluate my career goals and aspirations. If there’s anything I’ve learnt this past 18 months, it’s that graduate jobs are not available in abundance and people DO miss out.
So with this in mind I’ve been job hunting and applying to no avail until I came across a hospital assistant job. Yeah, it doesn’t sound all that glamorous but it will be a definite foot in the door to the health directorate I WANT to work in.
In this day it really is about who you know, and not what you know so it is imperative to start planning NOW! Not next week and not next year because you will turn around and find yourself on stage graduating.
It’s time to own our lives and own our education and start planning for the job we want to be in upon graduation.