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The best way to get your family off your back when job searching: You’re probably twice as concerned about finding a job as your family might be and them constantly asking you why you haven’t found a job yet is annoying, frustrating and most of all de motivating. Read more

The best way to get your family off your back when job searching

The best way to get your family off your back when job searching.


You’re probably twice as concerned about finding a job as your family might be and them constantly asking you why you haven’t found a job yet is annoying, frustrating and most of all de motivating. It can be hard enough if you know what you want to do but especially difficult if you’re new on the job market and don’t know what’s available to you.


The jobs market is constantly changing, there are very few jobs for life these days and you may change careers several times throughout your working life – something your parent’s generation might be unfamiliar with. Help them to understand the jobs market is different these days


Here are some sure fire ways to keep them off your back –


Show them you have a plan and that you are taking action to find work. Have your CV up to date and ready to be sent off. Do something positive from your plan every day. This could be researching sectors, looking at the job boards or spending time talking to other people about what they do.


Research any industries you think might be of interest to you, be able to tell your family what the sector is about, the types of jobs available and what challenges the industry is facing.


Explain to them the importance these days of unpaid internships, work experience and volunteer work to boost your CV.


Show them the job descriptions for roles you are applying to and ask for their help in suggesting anyone they might know who could help you find out more about different roles or industries


Make it easier on yourself, don’t lie in every day and if their breathing down your neck at home, go to a coffee shop to do your research.


If you’re not already in a job, try to get a part time job doing anything that will increase your skill set but more importantly put some independence money in your pocket.


Show them you are applying for informational interviews, going to events for the sectors you’re interested in and looking into any further training to help you in your search for the right job.


Don’t feel like you have to spend all day everyday on your job search. This will become tiresome and de motivating for you. If you spend a solid hour a day on your job search and make a note of everything you have done you will be able to report back to your family before they get to ask you.


Listen to all advice given to you......you don’t have to take any of it on board but something they say or a contact they have might be able to help you!

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