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Dear Lifehacker, I am an Honours student and I have applied for several graduate positions for 2014. One graduate program in particular was essentially my dream job, which I have had my eye upon for several years; I even geared my studies and work to meet the desired selection criteria. I feel that I addresses each requirement to a high degree, however I failed to even score a phone interview for the position. How do I pick myself up, dust myself off and not feel like I have achieved nothing through all my hard work? Thanks, Dejected
Dear Lifehacker, I am currently looking for a new job and have been applying for positions that I know I won’t get as I don’t have the experience or knowledge for that particular product or area. Does this damage my chances with the same company or recruiter for when a job turns up that I am qualified for? Thanks, Eager Beaver
There is nothing quite as satisfying as the idea of living off your passion for playing music, and being able to solely focus on what it is that drives you in life is a dream worth pursuing. On the other hand, making enough to pay your bills, eat, and have a roof over your head is hard to do without a job, while a full time occupation during the day can take away time from your real career dream: playing music.
So, you’ve spent the last couple of years at your gig honing your skills and getting great experience, and you’ve decided it’s time to move on and look for something new. But wait: What should you do with your resume now that you’ve got tons more knowledge and experience under your belt — but the same jam-packed A4 sheet of paper to work with?
Dear Lifehacker, I moved from Melbourne to Brisbane three years ago and managed to survive not having a job for three months thanks to saving a small fortune before I moved. I’m now planning on moving back from Brisbane to Melbourne later this year. How can you go about looking for a new job or get job interviews when you’re two states away? Thanks, Mobile Hunter