Job hunting advice

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2014
Job hunting advice
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 2:29am

Job hunting is just so frustrating. I have only been constantly job hunting for 2 months and I already want to give up. I already checked out many sites like this one stll didn’t work. I can really feel the effect of the fall of the economy here in Indonesia. Despite that I came from one of the top Uni’s in Jakarta I found myself lost in the real world after graduating. I have a degree in communications.

Please, anyone any advice on job hunting? Thanks. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2008
Fri, 06-13-2014 - 7:43am

I am sorry you are having a rough time.  

It is possible to expand your search to Malaysia, Singapore, and the neighboring countries?  Other than that, really cannot give any advice as my understanding of the Indonesian economy is limited to working on a project in the Malucca a few years ago.

Good luck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-15-2014
Sun, 06-15-2014 - 11:53pm
Are you getting interviews? If you do, then it is a great sign, it means you have a good resume. Now, focus on the interview, you may be doing something wrong. Take a look at you past interviews and analyze what you have been doing wrong.
Community Leader
Registered: 01-03-2004
Mon, 06-16-2014 - 10:35am


Are you looking for a job or a job title? There is a difference. Do you know your skill set? Do you know the challenge or issue the potential employer is having (why they are hiring) and how your skills could resolve that challenge? For example, a company has an opening for a salesperson. A salesperson has to sell something to earn the company money, keep customers happy, etc. If you possess the skills of a salesperson you would be wise to study the company, i.e. what do they sell, to whom, what is their expectations of the salesperson? (Not just revenue but customer service). You also have to want to sell what they make or you'll be bored or frustrated to tears even if the position pays well.

What kind of work do you want to do? Who would hire you to do this? Research specific industries and then learn specific companies or organizations that hire people with your skills. Be prepared to demonstrate how you would solve their challenge and bring in revenue.

Community Leader
Registered: 01-03-2004
Mon, 06-16-2014 - 10:36am

double post

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-19-2014
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 12:38am
Don’t lose hope; I experienced the same thing when I was starting. It will happen. You should always stay positive.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-20-2014
Fri, 06-20-2014 - 12:52am
Competition is stiff but there will always be something out there for you. Find jobs at axis human capital group
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-23-2014
Mon, 06-23-2014 - 10:33pm
Don't take too much from the way the interview went, or anything the interviewer says during or after. It's just setting yourself up for a big disappointment. There could always be someone they like better interviewed after you.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-02-2014
Wed, 07-02-2014 - 3:57am

Just maintain your optimism, you will get there. Try applying abroad. Maybe your luck is there.