The never ending quest for a job

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Next to our daily classes, presentations, tasks and LCTD-workshops, we also have to look for a job. I am 22, feel like a 12-year old and I have to look for a job…. Some people already have one, other people haven’t even started looking yet and then there are the losers, like me, that are already involved in this perpetual searching process since last oktober.

It’s crazy, people always told me that for someone with my diploma, the employers were standing in line. ‘When you graduate with a Master in Business Economics, the job offers will roll in’, they said. Nothing could be further from the truth. Turns out you actually have to put in a lot of work for someone to hire you?? You can’t believe how many hours I put into optimising my CV or making the smallest adjustments to my cover letters in order to make them flawless. This is only the start, after applying there are verbal reasoning and analytical tests, some logical reasoning testing, assessment centers, inhouse events, business cases, (video) interviews,… and if this is not enough, there is also the ‘CULTURE FIT’ (you all know what I am talking about)

It’s insane how many selection rounds that you have to go through until you get that liberating piece of paper aka a proposed contract. For the record, I wouldn’t know what that relieved feeling feels like, haven’t gotten to that part yet.

Buttt, remember that when the going gets tough, the tough get going, so if you work hard, it will all turn out I guess?

Good luck guys!

-Emma Himpe-

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