Are you in job search hell?

Written By James

Job Search hell is bad. but you’re not alone. 

Are you finding yourself getting more and more frustrated with your job search?

Lack of responses to your applications and no interviews in your diary?

Have you literally reached the point where banging your head on your keyboard may well be more productive?

NEWS FLASH...

 If your job search is not going to plan, there is a strong chance that you are doing something wrong.

Whether you have applied for a ton of jobs and only received rejections, or worse still, you have applied and been ignored, there is always something you can do to turn the tables and get what you want.

Hitting the brick wall before you have even started, is totally normal within a job search. Tons and tons of people make the same mistakes, so you certainly aren’t alone.

The good news is that problems have easy solutions. Read on for the most common mistakes made at the start of a job search.

Start with your cv & not the jobs

So many people kick start their job search by hitting the online job sites in a quest to find a ton of stuff to apply for. Before you know it, you are swept away in a vision of a better future with a spanking new job, massive pay rise and probably some nicer people to work with. 

The problem comes when you see a job that you really quite fancy, panic and hit the apply now button. 

BIG MISTAKE. (Really big)

If your CV isn’t ready, if you haven’t put in the work to make yourself sound great on paper, and the CV you send is either old, irrelevant or simply unloved, then the only thing coming in your direction is a big fat rejection.

Which leads me on to my second piece of advice! 

bE perfect on paper. (Get it?) 

 

Most people totally and utterly underestimate the importance of getting your CV right. It is so worth putting in the work, yet most people dig out an old copy, update their most recent job, and send it off without a second thought?

 

Your CV is your first impression. Think of it this way, it’s the only thing that can either get you an interview, or not. Based upon that one document, you will be either a YES or a NO.

 

That’s how important it is that you make sure your CV stands out, that it contains the information that the reader needs, and that it is free from errors, typos and all that other stuff that isn’t worth losing a job over!

 

Decide what you want and stick to it.

 

So, once you’ve got your CV sorted, that’s when it’s actually the right time to start looking at jobs.  The only other thing you can get wrong now, is applying to the wrong jobs.

 

When you job search on the internet, you are throwing your CV into a massive competition, and the only way that you will get noticed, is if you apply for jobs that you are a fit for

 

It’s far too easy to get tempted by something different, or something that sounds interesting, or something that pays really, really well.

 

Applying for a job when you don’t have the skills and experience that match what the employer is looking for is going to result in one thing, and one thing only. A big fat rejection!

 

Focus your search, be really sure about your skills and what you can offer and be realistic.

 

That’s how you will get a foot in the door

 

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