What is going on with your job search? Have you been unemployed for months or have you been looking for a way to change your current job to another for several months. When you find yourself getting stagnant in your job search there you need to adjust and make some changes to your approach. Narrow it down, find the right companies to apply to and use a professional approach. As much as this seems to be common sense, you may find as you read through these articles some candidates seemed a bit desperate in their job search approach.
What I Learned from Going on 100 Job Interviews in 8 Months
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Searching for a job can be a grueling process. It not only weighs on your mind but on your confidence as you see your friends and colleagues landing new jobs and starting their great career. If you are a just out of school professional that is ready to take on their first job, taking a long time to find and job really changes how motivated you are. It’s important to stay positive and understand finding a job can be the hardest part about a job. Don’t give, make sure you do your research, as for help and keep your mind open to the possibilities in front of you. This might a great time to find some time to unplug from your social media and dive into your research while you learn more about yourself and what you want from the job.
3 Simple “New School” Steps to Getting Your Dream Job
What is your approach to getting a job? If you are perusing job boards and are prone to accept the first job that is offered to you then you need to change your approach. What you want to do is find a job that will help you work on something you are passionate about. Do you want to create technology to help the world, are you driven to help solve world hunger, do you want to find a way to make education more affordable? There are companies out there trying to do these things, you need to find them and connect with them in a way that will make them want to hire you for the job and bring you in to help drive their message and show the passion of the company.
10 Overly “Creative” Ways to Apply for a Job
We all want to stand out in a crowd of resumes and other candidates and hiring managers know this is what we are trying to do. Unfortunately being overly creative can backfire and make the hiring manager wonder if you are in control of all your faculties or if you are on the edge. Standing out can be as simple as a hand-written thank you note not some of the off the wall approaches you will read in this article. Remember the hiring manger has more to do than just hire you; they typically have other duties which are actually more important to them, so be polite, don’t bombard them with emails and phone calls, but do follow up and send a thank you note to stand apart from the crowd.