Job Match Made In Heaven – Don’t Expect One

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I know a good number of people who enroll in college courses they absolutely love and expect to later gain a perfect job match. While this isn’t entirely impossible, it’s not always possible either. You might be setting yourself up for disappointment if you absolutely demand that circumstance serve you your preferred kind of employment.

Why Job Matching Is Hard

The truth is that there really may be good positions available in your field of choice. Keep in mind though, that there are hundreds of applicants every year competing with you for each available slot. You’ve got to make sure you’ve got the best qualifications to get a good position.

Even if you’ve got what recruiters are looking for however, this doesn’t always guarantee that you will be placed in a spot where you will always be asked to do only what you want to do. Keep in mind that today’s economic situation is difficult for everyone, including employers. Hence, there will be a fair number of recruiters who will prefer multi-tasking professionals. In other words, you may have to perform duties that are outside what a person of your degree would normally perform.

Your Best Course Of Action

If you don’t want to be unemployed forever, you may have to put a reasonable cap on your expectations. This does not mean you should accept job offers in fields you absolutely hate. This simply means you’ve got to compromise a little. If you can’t get what you want exactly, go for a situation that can give you partly what you want.

Loosening your standards isn’t a bad thing. A less than perfect job match will allow you to gain relevant work experience that may serve you well in the future. You can use what you’ve learned in your present position to either find better occupations or to rise in the ranks where you are.

Don’t get too caught up in job matching. After all, hardly anything in life turns out exactly the way you want it to. Work with what you have at the present to create better opportunities for yourself in the future.

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6 Responses to Job Match Made In Heaven – Don’t Expect One
  1. gie
    November 14, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    yes, this is true indeed.
    you may have to keep a low profile first before getting the job you really want. 😉

  2. eugene
    January 30, 2012 | 8:06 am

    you cant get your ideal work kung di mo nmn pinaghihirapan,first thing first! DONT EXPECT TOO MUCH!

  3. neil jadap
    June 4, 2012 | 6:20 am

    dont expect to much coz were just an individual whose looking and seeking for a job….

  4. ivynegs
    November 21, 2012 | 8:42 am

    absolutely true!

    you may end up loving a job in which you didn’t expect to have at first.
    social science grads may end up in marketing and sales while business grads may have technical jobs.

    “SWERTE-SWERTE” lng yan.

  5. brezhnev
    October 16, 2013 | 2:08 am

    economic situation in the philippines had always been difficulty, nothing new, even before the turn of the 20th save your worries that nowadays it’s difficult to do this to do that, and whatsoever endeavors you pursue- because the fact is- IT’S ALWAYS BEEN DIFFICULT! we just have to live with it, and one thing can get you ahead of the race- OUTSMART THEM ALL!

  6. Mario
    November 11, 2015 | 5:30 am

    This very true, as i experienced before after my graduation. It is really hard to find a job that match my expectations or match my qualifications. As i applied for a job, We are 10 that time who undergo for a final interview, sad to say i was not given the chance to get the position. After a few weeks, i applied for another job vacancy, and yes! finally, got the job were i was expected to have. Sometimes there is a need of hardwork in appying a job, unless some are based on recommendations.

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