Have you been applying to hundreds of jobs without getting a response? Maybe you’ve been on dozens of interviews but still haven’t received an offer. Or are you convinced that networking is a waste of time? Most job seekers become frustrated or discouraged at some point during the process. Here’s the deal. You need to figure out where in the process you’re getting eliminated.
In some ways, it’s a great time to be looking for work. The labor market is really tight, and there are more unfilled positions in the U.S. than ever. But don’t be deceived. Part of the problem is that there is a skills gap. Employers aren’t filling a lot of their open roles because they can’t find the right people for them. Here are some recruiter tips to help you understand things from their perspective and convince them you’ve got the skills.
Finding a job without applying on an online job board is very do-able and, in fact, may be the most effective way to connect with a new job. In fact, focusing all of your job search efforts on job boards has some major disadvantages for job seekers.
People do get fired when their employers discover that they are job hunting. While this sounds extreme to most people, this reaction is common for most employers. Yet, quitting your old job before you find a new one is usually not smart! When you are unemployed, you are automatically less interesting to prospective employers. So, by quitting your job, you are going to have a more challenging job search. So how can you safely job search without getting fired?