Job hunting may seem like an endless cycle. You wake up, comb through your job board alerts, and begin the process of applying. Rinse and repeat, right?
Finding a job requires skill, and yet nobody teaches you the intricacies of the entire process. How do job boards work? Where do I look? Is there something wrong with my resume? Why haven’t I heard from someone even though I’m qualified? How do I make myself competitive in this market?
Don’t lose hope. There are answers to your questions. There are things you can and should be doing to help better your job search outcomes.
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Stop applying to every single job posting. You are not fooling anyone. Spend an appropriate amount of time and effort on every application, even if it takes hours. Evaluate your day based on the quality and not the number of applications submitted.
HAVE A STRATEGY
Smart job seekers know how to get through the system. They use strategies and implore job search techniques that help them stand out from the crowd. They devote time and effort to their job search daily. They have a balanced job search that is targeted, relevant, and intentional.
UNDERSTAND THE GATEKEEPEERS
A job seeker needs to understand the process and the players that make up the system. What are their processes? What is the technology that supports them? What are your odds? How can you properly navigate the system?
Take a second to think about your job search to date. What do you do on a daily basis? What strategies are you using? Where can you improve? Ask yourself the tough questions for greater clarity on what is working and what’s not!
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