It’s easy to feel helpless at this point. It’s going to be a bit harder even if you’ve got no one else to compete with but don’t worry. You can still land a lucrative career even when no one is hiring with the help of these tips.
One of the biggest mistakes you could make when caught in this situation is to wait around for something to happen with your career. Don’t wait until something changes. Learn how to take control and take responsibility. Don’t expect others to make things happen for you because you’ll never know when companies will start hiring again. Instead of sitting back and waiting for what seems like forever, think of ways to go after the job you want.
Whether or not there’s plenty of jobs available in your local listing, leveraging your network remains to be one of the best ways to land a job. It’s through your network that more and more people get to learn about your brand and the things you have to offer. It’s through your network that you might just find the right people who may want to work with you, too. Now is the best time to build your network and expand it. You may not need it now but you might just need it in the future.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with seeking help from others. The people who made it to the top have used the help of others in one way or another. No one can do it alone. Don’t hesitate to reach out to those who can connect you with the companies who might be hiring. Connect with groups who exist to help out job seekers like you. You can also consider speaking to employment agencies and organizations because they have an extensive range of contacts that they might be able to refer you to. But if there’s none, these people may suggest alternatives that could also be a good fit for you.
If the employment opportunities are extremely scarce and competition is tougher, it’s going to be more challenging to sell yourself out in the market. So what you do is to make yourself stand out. Invest in education and learning new skills. Consider taking a new course or getting additional college units or joining a workshop. Your added knowledge and experience can add points to your credential making it more impressive to hiring managers.