When you’re unemployed and looking for work, job hunting can become even more stressful. Lack of income and feelings of insecurity make it difficult to stay positive and focus on the goal of getting a job. However, it doesn’t have to be that way!
You are not unemployed. you are “Between Jobs” And looking for your next career opportunity.
By following these three key job search tips, you can take advantage of this new opportunity…
Avoid negative people at all costs
Support groups sound great in theory, but are often ineffective in practice. Be selective about the events you attend and be mindful of the company you keep. If you don’t leave the events happy and excited, you shouldn’t go anymore.
When looking for work, mindset is everything. It can be difficult Be positive. You don’t have to make it hard on yourself by spending time with people who make you feel bad.
The same goes for friends and family members who discourage you or make you feel bad about your job situation. Stay away from those who can’t help you stay positive!
Be very clear about how you are “aspirin” to the employer’s “pain”.
Getting hired is all about showing the employer how you can save and/or make enough money for them to justify hiring you. You have to be very forceful. You do so by proving to them that you can ease some major pain.
Focus on problems facing companies in your industry and start a conversation with several experts in your field to discuss the problem and how you can solve it.
You sure are Brand yourself As an expert who can add value—aka aspirin to the employer’s pain. Otherwise, your job search will stall due to lack of focus on your participation and lack of interest from employers.
Always be proactive
Applying to endless jobs online is the most ineffective job search strategy that the unemployed can use. You are often automatically screened for not currently working. Is it fair? No. But this is a fact.
The solution is to actively network online through LinkedIn or in person or at virtual networking events. If you have one Bucket list of companies You can start by trying to make connections with people in those companies that you want to work for. That way, you can get on the radar of important players in those companies and have meaningful conversations with them. This allows you to effectively bypass the online application process and get referred for jobs directly.
This is the single best way to remove the stigma attached to the jobless status of the unemployed. If you refer someone, the fact that you’re not working becomes less important. So, get out there and connect.
Remember, the job search is changing, and so are they Highly proactive tend to get the best results.
Being out of work is challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find work. This means you need to step up your efforts and pay close attention to how you conduct your job search. Follow the above tips and they will help improve your chances of getting interviews.
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This article was originally published on an earlier date.