Hi there.. I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask, so if there is another forum could you please recommend it for me.
I have been out of work for a little over a year now as I was discriminated against being pregnant and had my son who is now 10 months old. I wasn’t actually looking for a job, browsing really. I came across a full real estate traineeship job opening in my area that states it’s for all ages and I thought I would apply as it is full time, training provided and being a full time position would give me opportunities like buying a house in future etc I have a decent resume, I sent it but I didn’t have access to my cover letter so I couldn’t send that. I know they read my resume as it notifies you and heard nothing back from them. Two weeks later I noticed they put another advertisement out on Facebook so I thought I would update my application and send the cover letter. I then applied for two other real estate traineeships. I also enrolled into studying real estate just incase I don’t get hired. Today I received another notification that my application won’t progress to the next stage.
The thing is I dropped out of high school in 2012 when I was in year 12 (I wagged every day) and then I became a cleaner in 2014. But I was a hard worker. I held down a job for 6 years, I was promoted to supervisor, I won employee of the year one year and sometimes I would only get 4hrs of sleep between my night shift and day shift.
I am only 26 years old, my presentation is good. I’m fashionable, placid and polite.
I am just feeling like I wasn’t even Considered for a job interview because I was a cleaner with no education. I thought it being a traineeship surely they would at least give me an interview as I put in effort to write a good resume and cover letter.
So what can I do to improve my chances of landing a traineeship in real estate? What are they looking for?
Am I better of studying real estate? Which in fact getting certified takes a lot less time than a traineeship.