As a student eager to leave academia and enter the world of business you may be keen to send your CV (Curriculum Vitae) to as many employers as possible. I really recommend that you don’t do this. Yes the search for a job is connected to activity and you will need to approach various employers but doing this in a focused manner will save you lots of time and energy.
Sending your CV to companies that you don’t know about will put you at a disadvantage from the outset. Applying to a sector of industry that you are not interested in will also have the same effect.
My advice is to take a deep breath before you begin and really start to look at those employers who you can see have an appeal to you. Then take a look and see what it is that you will bring to them.
If there is no correlation then again you will be at a disadvantage. In fact, your CV is likely to end up in the wastebasket. I should know, as I made these mistakes some years ago when I was job hunting.
Sending a vague covering letter/note saying that you want to work in the events industry and would be really interested in working for me really doesn’t cut it. It tells me nothing.
What is more relevant is to state what in particular it is about the events industry that you like and more importantly what it is that you can bring to my organization.
It may be that you need to spend some time undertaking research to answer my questions but I am sure you will find your answers. After all it is just as important that you want to do the work and have a passion for the role rather than work for a company that you really have no interest in. This is the start of your career so it really is in your interest to do some thorough homework.
Good luck with your job hunt; show your passion, show your understanding of the events sector and demonstrate good reasons why you have applied to the organization in the first place and you will be on the right track.
Even if all of your friends are sending out CVs and covering letters to lots of organizations do not get upset. It is likely that they will not have your focus and focus will always keep you on track wherever you are on your career path.