Hiring employees takes longer. Accordingly An essay The US Department of Labor reported on LinkedIn that 800,000 unemployed workers spent between three and a half months and more than six months trying to find a job. This is a 36% increase from April 2022.
So, why is it taking so long to get hired?
Why is it taking so long to rent?
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The number one reason it takes so long to hire is that the talent market is saturated. In the second half of 2022, more people were laid off in the tech sector than during the Great Recession of 2008. And the layoffs keep coming. Google just announced More layoffs. So, because of all these layoffs, there is a lot of top talent in the market right now—professionals with in-demand, in-demand skill sets and experience.
If you have been unemployed for a while, voluntarily or involuntarily (whether you quit or Removed), it’s becoming harder for you to get a job now, because companies are going to question why you’ve been out of work for so long. This is precisely the reason why it takes so long for you to rent. Is it right or fair? No, but it is a fact. There is a stigma around it. Companies are going to hire people who are employed or let go in a public layoff before looking at candidates who have been unemployed for a month or two.
So, what can you do? Speed up your job search?
Here are some general tips to follow:
- Customize your resume for each position you apply for
- Write an engaging cover letter
- Identify your “dream companies” and add them to you Interview bucket list
- Build and leverage your professional network
- Prepare for job interviews by conducting mock interviews with friends
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