Today there are so many different methods of finding listings of job openings; many of us yearn for the simplicity of the recent past. With today’s methods, there are so many doors that you can open if you are willing to put the time and effort into searching for these jobs. The more methods you participate in, the greater your odds are of landing more interviews, but some ways have a higher rate of success than others. Please take some time to review all the pages in this section to assist you in giving your job search more direction and better results.
Those who find the job listings can apply to them.
This statement is true for the open jobs posted; it is estimated that 60% of jobs never get advertised and are filled before they get to that stage. This 60% is known as the hidden job market; read the other pages of this section to understand how to find this hidden job market.
Having a great resume is the first step to a job search, but you need to get your resume in front of those who will be doing the hiring to make it a successful search. This task will be one that you need to focus on daily, especially if you’re unemployed and need a job yesterday. This should be part of your daily routine, as discussed on our page, Routine to Stay Focus. We also recommend that when you come across a job posting or a lead for a possible position, you act on it right away; letting a day or two go by can leave you in the dust.
Today, most people feel that all they need to do is get on the internet, fill out online applications, send out their resumes, and sit back and wait. Against common belief, this is not the method with the highest success rate; we are not starting to do this, but other methods also need your focus. Remember, you don’t just want to find one job. You want to get several jobs offers to give you more choices to advance yourself professionally.
Many people in the job market fall into a slump based on what they hear on the news and read in the papers about the current economic climate and unemployment rate. Do the math, if the unemployment rate is 9%, that means that 91% are working; it doesn’t mean they’re all happy in their jobs, but they are working. There are jobs out there but searching for a job takes work, and if you’re not willing to do the work required, you probably don’t deserve it; this might sound harsh, but we want you to take the right aggressive approach to your job search.