A lot of job applicants don’t really know what they want. The problem with this is that when what you want actually stares you in the face, you might not be able to identify it.
I’ll recommend the following action points:
- Come up with at ‘most 3 major things’ that describe what you want.
- Do you have the skillset and the experience required to get what you want? If yes, then go for it and ensure that you properly articulate your expectations during the interview process. Most of the time hiring processes are one-sided (more on that later) but as the candidate, you should ensure that you understand the requirement(s) and expectation(s) of the role that you have applied to.
- If you don’t have the required skill set, then take targeted steps to bring yourself up to that point. E.g apply for voluntary internships (paid or unpaid), apply to NGO’s (be a volunteer), be active on LinkedIn & connect with LinkedIn professionals who are already working in these areas ( avoid sending them pleas or unnecessary messages else they won’t take you seriously even when you eventually send that one message that has the potential to draw their attention to your profile; however, don’t rely too much on this because most of your messages may go unanswered! That’s ok, your success is not in the hands of any man anyway! ).
Finally, Don’t give up! I know that sounds cliche but it’s true! Keep on pushing!
Don’t let the rejections deter or discourage you. Instead, allow them to drive and motivate you to achieve your goal. At the end of the day, all you need is one ‘Yes’ and that one ‘Yes’ definitely makes all the difference. It will surely come!
I wish you God’s speed!