Job fever 🔥

Have you just graduated or maybe you gained a new skill? I can feel you, no matter which of …or maybe other categories you divide yourself in. New CV, another 100 new cover letters and you wonder how long it will take before you meet your aima career of your dreams. You spend hours , days or months trying to figure out why you still did not get a bait. The answer is easy. There are more than one reasons behind this. Let me explain.

Everybody in this world have inherited some kind of skills or charisma. Our first steps in the professional world are very essential for the career of our dreams but sometimes we choose wrong, we make decisions which lead us nowhere or where we end up feeling that something is missing or something is too much. It was so for me. I was very scared around the age of 15 to choose for myself because what my mother wanted for me was proritized. But once I turned 18, I experienced a drastic change of perspective. I wanted to understand myself, define my dreams, thoughts and feelings. I can tell you from my perspective finding a place for yourself in this world is not like putting some butter on the bread. I am about to be 29 years this year and I have completed my bachelors degree in tourism studies but I still can feel a little lost just like 10 years ago. I applied probably to over 200 job positions in my life. I researched about the company and its values to fit the criterias, I used the terms which I thought would be used between people in the specific profession. I tried to emphasize my skills and knowledge and you know what ? I have only reached more or less to 10% of the employeers. In most cases, I did not get past the interview. So what did I do wrong ?

Be precise

When you apply for a job be precise, be an empath that can put him/herself into the employeers shoes. No one in business world has time to read 1-2 pages letters and repetitions of your CV. Leave this kinds of explanations for the time of your job interview. Read the advertisement a few times, try to mark the skills or personal qualities that the job requires and try to match it with your earlier experience. It does not need to be an experience from the same type of job. Some jobs require similiar skills or knowledge and sometimes you end up with situations in your personal life which make you gain the skills or knowledge. I have recenlty experienced a shift where I did not write much but still were found interesting enough to be invited to the interview. Try to not use “I” too much as it does not look good. Use a dictionary or look up some synonyms for the word you want to use.

Update your CV

Don’t forget to update your CV with the newest experiences at the top. If you have more than 3 pages of experiences try to pick a few that could reflect the qualities the employer is after or where you think you had gained these experiences. If you have driving license or some computer skills or maybe you won awards at school, name it. Curriculum Vitae stands for Life’s journey, express it.

Apply long before deadline

Do not apply at the last day. In most cases the employeer have already met a few candidates as time equals money and made them his/her favourites. The sooner you apply, the better. Don’t forget to have your references ready, even if no one asks for them.

Do not apply, if you are not interested

An employeer can feel very easily if you are for it or not. Body language and even the sound of your voice says everything about your attitude. My recommendation is to apply jobs where you can make difference, not necessarily something you would like to do as a hobby but something you would be passionate about or at least were willing to learn about more as time passes by. Don’t forget to think about your needs. The more you consider your circumstances, strengths and weaknesses the more likely you will find your match.

I hope this few tip will help you find your place of work.

Thank you & see you soon with a new post !

“You don’t have big debts” he said…

Good thursday afternoon to you!

I’ve just reached home and I feel better than when my husband said that he loves me. Weird isn’t it…? I suppose the difference is that more experienced people are more stable in their mind, thus their advice tend to make me calmer. My heart finally beats a few times slower than those last two days. The only thing I need now is actually the call or e-mail from Bemannia but about this I will tell you at the end of this post.

Today, after dropping kids at their pre-school I travelled back to Nynäshamn to meet the man that calmed my heart – the debt and budget counselor. He looked through all the debts I have and without any seriousness in his voice he said ” You don’t have big debts“. At once I looked at him in shock and answered “But for me this is a catastrophy. It is too much“. He just laughed….

He told me that I cannot get “skuldsanering” so called debt restructuring, because of the simple reason I don’t have debts above a certain amount. My mission is to find a stable job and pay the necessities while trying to not get more into debt.

On the same time I’ve gotten information about other rightful measurements which I could take once Prajwol moves away. I feel a lot better knowing that I will be moving to a little calmer waters soon.

My all mind is getting into event, projects or tourism management positions. At least 75% is my aim. If I cannot turn my life around I will do everything to start from scratch in Austria. As I mentioned about Bemannia. I’ve applied a very honorable job which they offer. But as it is almost 1 PM I don’t think I am the choosen one. It would be really fun and interesting to be able to work as liason officer and take care of the people that help us create this world but I suppose its not my time yet.

Anyways.. Gotta go… this news has been so reassuring I’m going to donate some clothes to those needing them more.

God Bless you & hold your tumbs for me!

See ya ! ❤️❤️❤️

Art and graphic design ? You will need a portfolio…

Hello my friends around the world!

Today I’ve applied plenty of jobs for the position of an art teacher. Not sure how things will go but I’ve made an attempt and that is more than enough. If you ever feel like being an art teacher or maybe a designer having an portfolio is a great start I must say.

What is a portfolio ?

It’s a file, page or book where you exhibit your creativity.

What does a porfolio contain ?

You can have all from pictures, sketches, illustrations to descriptions of your work. What is most important if you are planning to work as a designer for example, is the mood board or sketches. It is very important to exhibit the process rather than the final product. That is actually how the professional designers work. Now everything depends on what kind of design or art you want to exhibit. Photographs would have plenty of photographies in their portfolio, both edited and natural. It would probably show technics used to capture the pictures. On the other hand illustrations for animations focus on scale, perspective, movement. Even if you create one character, it needs to be shown from different angles so that the animation can work when rendered into a digital object. Designing clothes, shoes or accessories would require your portfolio to be a blend of digital and drawn by hand as it is about fabrics and patterns which you would need to provide or at least have an idea of how you can make or where to find, so that your design has a plan from start to an end.

My portfolio is filled with drawings, sculptures, graphic design, scrapbooking, video editing and different types of textile work. I still feel like I should have drawn two dimensional and three dimensional illustrations but going to give my current portfolio a chance before creating something new. The description is in Swedish but you are free to look at my work. Sometimes a picture is all you need.

Good luck with your portfolio !