Tour guide, fantastic, sounds super funToday, I actually got a job for the summer. I'm going to work as a paid tour guide in the Norwegian mountains for two months.
What got me the job?
I've worked for free as a guide for a while now and done well (so far I've gotten great rating (they fill out a form afterwards) from the people I've lead on trips), I've been dependable and I'm a nice guy all around.
Without getting into details, i also did some volunteer work in the past that helped me/ influenced the position i have today. Good for you knowing and seeing how volunteering will benefit your future . Sometimes we have to take other steps in order to get where we need to go, by recognizing this we can skip through all that other stuff and get their quicker. I remember the days of zooming past everyone and everything, i kid you not The focus doesn't come naturally, although in the bigger picture it starts to make sense, especially if you have someone beside you to help guide you and make you see the logic in other angles.Lucky all of you. It sounds like you all have great ways of getting jobs and know how to do so very well.
I have completely lost my confidence. In where I used to get jobs easily through filling out a fantastic application, acing personality 'tests', good references, and excellent self-marketing. I'm in a situation now though where I'm looking at more specific careers in my degree field, and that's challenging. I assume there are many other charming, intelligent, interesting individuals such as myself; however, they have the experience.
I am not going to give up, though. I am now volunteering in hoping that my experience will pay later on. I am just grateful I do have an additional paying job and will work my butt off to improve there until I can make a more significant leap into my field interests.
So do you just persist? Usually when they tell me that, I walk out.usually i just walk into a place, even if you are supposed to do it online. fill out an application there, and most times i get the job from talking to people. I'm horrible at filling out paperwork, so if i just leave the app there then i usually don't get the job, talking to people has been key for me.