You worked so hard on your resume. Your online presence is impeccable. But the phone isn’t exactly ringing off the hook; you just can’t seem to land a job interview. Why?
This infographic from Bullhorn gives us some insight into what, in the eyes of a recruiter, may be stopping you from getting your next gig. From job hopping, to long-term unemployment – even your age – can have an impact on how you are perceived by employers…
Many young careerists consider the world’s largest professional network their go-to job hunting resource. And with over 300 million potential networking contacts and 300,000 jobs available… that is a smart move.
And yet we hear stories from many that LinkedIn isn’t working for them…
Here’s a trend that just won’t go away: job seekers unable to communicate their top skill sets and value. When it matters most, they are unable to answer this important question:
“What do you bring to the table that’s unique, and why would we benefit from hiring you?”
Many of us seem to make networking much more difficult than it need be. We focus on quantity over quality, for instance; we seem to think that shaking more hands and collecting more business cards is more important than shaking the right hands and generating enough interest in us to be asked for our business cards.
That is where this simple infographic from CareerBliss comes into play…
Data shows that Millennials are more likely to change jobs than any generation before. In fact, the average 24-year-old today has already held 6.4 jobs.
Yes, finding a job can be a lengthy process. And at this point, you may be ready to take a job you don’t want just to pay the bills.
Before you go that route, know this: if you take the right steps as you search for work, you can put your job search into overdrive – and get that job you really want!