The longer it takes to land a job, the tougher the job search becomes. Who could blame job seekers for feeling discouraged, even depressed? It’s hard to not take the silence, or even the outright rejection, personally. You submit your resume for positions you are qualified for and, after a while, it makes you wonder: What am I doing wrong?
Some job seekers with a stalled job search may even start to wonder: What’s wrong with me?
Unfortunately, when this kind of negative thinking sets in, it becomes harder to get out there and look. But, the less you get out and look, the less likely you’ll get an interview or an offer. The more your motivation starts to plummet, the less productive you’ll be in your job search. Candidates on the job hunt need to pack their toolboxes full of ways to stay positive and keep on the search. It’s a competitive market out there, but you will find your calling if you keep at it. Here are some time-tested suggestions to boost motivation and keep your job search fresh.
Target Your Resume to the Position And Company
Let’s be honest; there is a reason your resume isn’t making it to the top of the applicant pile. Maybe you are applying for reach positions, maybe there are too many applicants for the HR team to handle, or, maybe you just aren’t presenting yourself in the best light. Regardless, it’s up to you to make your application stand out from the rest. Check out the company’s mission statement and insert their keywords into your resume and cover letter. Update your skills to emphasize those listed in the job description. Be honest, but be targeted. Get their attention by being the best match.
Be the Solution to Their Biggest Problem
You know that you excel at safety and exceeding production quotas. Maybe you’re a light industrial worker with the drive to produce high-quality materials. Perhaps you’re an administrative professional with high tech skills. Your strengths are their solution. Find out where the company is the weakest, and then present yourself as the solution. Encourage them to see hiring you as a boost to their struggling departments. Introduce yourself and tell them how you can help them achieve their goals.
Take a New Approach
You don’t have to go at this alone. Job consultants, employment coaches and staffing firms are all great resources to help you land your next job. These qualified professionals can help you with resume writing, interviewing and most importantly, making connections. With the help of their tight client relationships, staffing firms have access to hidden opportunities.
Revamping your job search could be just the thing to get your foot in the door, but why settle for just a foot? Partnering with Malone Staffing Solutions can open doors to positions at some of the best companies in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. We treat you like a person, getting to know your individual skills, talents and goals so that we can find the absolute best place for you. Whether you want a temporary, temp-to-hire or a direct placement, we can help jump start your job search and get your future started. Contact us today!