Not Giving Up On Your Job Search
ANY Job is Better Than NO Job We’ve all heard the phrase “Anything is better than nothing” and in this case, I have to agree. Although it may not be the job you necessarily want at the moment, it’s a start! Temporary jobs are great for obtaining work experience and getting your foot in the door. It’s better to be making a little something than a lot of nothing. You have to start from somewhere.
Check Out Multiple Job Boards Put yourself out there! Sign yourself up on some job boards. Job boards expands your job search and gives you a better chance of landing the job that you are looking for. You can apply filters and select the exact job you are looking for. Some examples of job boards are as followed: Indeed, Glassdoor, Simply Hired, TFS Portal, etc.
Stay Connected Start connecting with people you know! Do you know anyone who recently got a job? Don’t be scared to ask for advice/tips to see what methods they took to land their job. Do you have a LinkedIn account? If not, go make one now to start building your professional network! Also let your family members/friends know you are job hunting, accept help from everywhere that you can!
Get Out of Your House! Okay so now you’ve sent out your application almost everywhere electronically, time to have some face to face contact. People hire people. Print out your resume and make a face to face connection with your desired employer. You increase your chances of landing a job when the employer can see you in person. Remember that first impressions are everything so be the best you! After you have visited your employers don’t end your search there! Start attending some networking events! No one will ever recognize you if you don’t put yourself out there.
Don’t Lose Confidence in Your Abilities The main thing is to ALWAYS stay POSITIVE! Not everything is going to go as planned or the way you want it too but take a breath and don’t give up! It’s easy to doubt yourself and your abilities when everything
seems to be falling apart but this should be the time that you praise yourself even more! I know it sounds crazy but if you honestly know that you are putting your all and trying your absolute best than that is all that matters. Some things are out of your control. Doors close so that others can be opened, meaning there will always be another opportunity.