If you’re looking for a job or an internship, you’ll want to make sure you give yourself at least 6 weeks to land a job and 2 more weeks to get your first paycheck.  

Top 5 complaints about looking for a job: 

  1. Scrolling through pages of job posts 
  2. The unknown if the job is still open  
  3. Submitting your resume into cyberspace 
  4. No response from prospective employers 
  5. No feedback from prospective employers after interviews 

If you’re looking for an internship, be wary of unpaid labor posts instead of real internships.  An internship is supposed to help give you a sneak peek into a possible line of work. Yes, it can be made up of menial tasks, but you must start at the foundation of the business. That doesn’t mean that you need to run out and get staplers for the office unless your internship is to learn how to be an office manager.  

Top 5 complaints about looking for an internship 

  1. Sifting through pages of generic ads 
  2. Finding real employers 
  3. Getting an internship that means something or leads to a real job 
  4. Internships being unpaid  
  5. Internships that aren’t really internships, just a demand for free labor 

If you’re looking for a job online or on-foot give yourself enough time wash-rinse-repeat.  

The traditional path of getting a job online:  

  1. Create a resume (or 10 variations) 
  2. Search for jobs of interest 
  3. Scroll through pages of Employers who paid the most to get your attention 
  4. Follow the path of clicks 
  5. Submit your resume 
  6. Fill out an application 
  7. Wait 
  8. Wait…. 
  9. Wait…… 
  10. Repeat 

There is another way.