Once upon a time, people lived in tribes that were self-sustaining. They hunted and gathered for food, built and maintained their own shelters, etc. Then people became specialists and they used their skills, products and services to barter for what they needed. The parties negotiated amongst themselves to figure out what a fair exchange was that they would both be content with.
Eventually, currency was developed, so that there was a universal mechanism for you to receive rewards in exchange for offering your skills and experience which is further used for the other products and services that you need and want to live upon. This required parties to negotiate the amount of currency to be exchanged for labor, skills and experience.
These evolutions all make sense. What doesn’t make sense is the most recent step in that evolution. Where, regardless of the specialization of your skills, many people believe, or at least act, as if they are owed a job.
Get it straight. Nobody owes you a job, not even the government. The last time I checked up the UN human rights charter, there was no such thing as “right to be employed”. A job is not a right, it is a privilege and you have to earn it. This obvious fact is often overlooked by eager job hunters! Many people think employers should hire them because of their award-winning personality or credential. You’ve got to have something to show for yourself besides your pretty smile. The simple truth is: you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd so that your potential employer will actually listen to what you have to say.