When Your Job Search Isn’t Working

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When Your Job Search Isnt WorkingHave you not received an offer after months of applying? Are you not benefiting from networking? If this is true, don’t allow yourself to be upset or discouraged. Job hunting requires patience and can be a job in itself. But what do you do if things aren’t working out?

 Look for other job seekers. You may want to join forces with other people who are also looking for a job. You can team up and actively look for job openings, rather than sit at home frustrated. A support system can help improve your performance during interviews. Let them review your resume and cover letter. (You never know how a motivated group of people could help you land your next job.) You can join different networking groups or job clubs to meet and connect with new people.

Use your time wisely. Don’t just send your resume in response to every job opening you see. Know the kind of work you want to do, and have a list of companies you want to work for. It’s also extremely important to tailor your resume according to the job being offered. Doing this will actually save time.

You may want to review companies’ career pages and set notifications for newly posted job openings if the option is available. You can also reach out to people who are working for your target companies and see if you can get a referral. Getting to know someone from the inside increases your chances of scoring an interview.

If you’re not getting responses from companies you’ve applied to, you may want to work on your resume and cover letter. But if you’re getting interviews and missing out on offers, practice answering interview questions regularly.

Looking for a job takes a lot of effort. Be ready to go the extra mile to get the job you want.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.