You are in the market for a job but the job searching process is really getting you down.
If you are feeling like this, you are not alone. The fact of the matter is searching for a job can be extremely frustrating leaving you wondering when you’ll ever get that job.
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Let’s look at why searching for a job could be frustrating.
The Frustration of Searching Jobs
No matter how hard you try to get an employer to hire you immediately, it seldom works, leaving you to jump hoops and go through the process.
It can take some time to find a job even when you use job searching sites. Whether you are looking for a specific type of job that utilizes your skills and experience, or you’d be happy to just take any job that comes your way – the process seems to be the same – it’s slow moving and can be difficult to stay motivated rejection after rejection.
How to overcome job searching frustration
As a job seeker, you’ll get to know the following five top Keys to success at your job search.
1. Become More Employable
There are a number of steps you can take to make yourself more employable, and more desirable to the potential employer.
Let’s look at what employers are looking for. In a recent survey by the Institute of Directors, they found employers were looking for 10 skills. In fact, 64% of company directors said that these 10 skills are more important than knowledge and experience, so if you don’t have all the requirements relax and prove yourself in these 10 key skill areas.
- Literacy skills
- Showing up on time – being punctual
- Good oral communication skills
- Honesty & Integrity
- Good work ethics & hard working
- Team player
- Numeracy skills
- A positive attitude
- Able to meet deadlines
2. Focus on Your Strengths and Weaknesses
We all have strengths and weaknesses.
Make a list and then start to work on improving your weaknesses while showing off your strengths. Job searching websites will often have coaches that can help you improve your employability.
3. Get Training
One way to speed up the process of becoming hired is to improve your skills.
The way to do that is through training, which does not have to cost you a ton of money. There are many online opportunities for cheap to free training, including some of the job searching sites. Adding a few new skills can make the difference between that frustrating rejection and being hired.
4. Polish Your Online Skills
Today’s market place takes full advantage of the internet and social media, so make sure you have good skills for online – brand yourself.
Know how to use social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Know how to use Google in all its capacity including email, searching, Picasa, calendar, and the numerous other components that make Google the powerhouse it is.
5. Go Temporary
One often overlooked “foot in the door” technique is to take temporary work.
Once you prove your worth as a temporary, many times an employer will actually offer you a full time position. So don’t be afraid to use temporary job placement sites as the first step in the door.