The market is oversaturated (especially with college graduates), employers want to keep their employees happy, and often times people are looking for “life-long” career positions rather than jobs.
So, what’s the best way to make job hunting suck a little less? Here are five tips:
1. Network, network, network. The best way to find a job is through people you know. Get your personal and professional networks in order and start letting people know you’re on the hunt. You might be surprised who can help you out.
2. Use your resources. Are you a recent graduate? Check out your school’s career center for job postings and resources. They often have workshops, webinars, and other events that can help you in your job search.
3. Don’t give up. It might take a few tries to find the right position. That’s cool, don’t get discouraged. You might have to apply for positions that are not in your desired industry or geographic area.
4. When you find something you want, be ready to negotiate salary and benefits – but not before you have the job offer! This is another one of those “hard truths.” If you’re coming from a position that had high pay or great benefits, it’s likely you’ll have to negotiate to get something similar in your new job. But don’t do this until you actually have the offer in hand.
5. Finally, stay positive! It can be tough, but remember that this is just a part of life. Things will work out, you’ll find a job, and eventually life will go back to normal. In the meantime, keep your head up and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
So there you have it – five tips to make your job hunt a little less painful. Use them wisely.
What is the right time to
There is no one “right” time to start job seeking. However, there are a few things you can do to make yourself more visible to employers and increase your chances of finding a job.
1. Start by updating your resume and LinkedIn profile. Make sure they are both current and accurate, and that they showcase your skills and experience.
2. Check out job postings online and apply for positions that interest you.
3. Attend job fairs and networking events in your area.
4. Apply for positions that are not in your desired industry, geographic area, or company size. This shows employers that you will be flexible and open to new opportunities as they become available.
If you’re struggling to find a job, there are some things you can do. The first is updating your resume and LinkedIn profile so that they showcase the skills employers want. Next, reach out to people in your network for help or referrals of any openings. You should also be attending networking events and applying for positions online as well as ones outside of what you prefer (especially if it’s related).