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A Guide to the Millennial Job Search: Making Opportunities

Originally posted on The Nonprofit Millennial.:
For millennials with their limited work experiences, looming student debt and conflicting timetables, it seems nearly impossible to find meaningful work these days. As a job searcher myself, I’m starting to feel this strain more than ever. But rather than falling into a hole of self-pity and despair (which is totally acceptable and bound to happen from time to time), I decided to take the words of Madam C.J. Walker – a hair-care entrepreneur and the first female self-made millionaire in America – to heart. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!” -Madam C.J. Walker So with this empowering message in mind, let’s talk about my new, Walker-inspired job search approach, and how its going so far. Changing my mindset: “It’s not you, it’s me.” A few weeks ago, it became apparent my job-seeking strategy wasn’t working. I was applying to dozens of jobs online with no responses from recruiters. The…

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