Is The Economy Holding You back Or Is There Another Reason You Can’t Land A Job?

find a jobThe struggle of trying to find employment in today’s world can be an incredibly daunting task; let’s be honest, it’s easier said than done.  The search may seem relentless and frustrating, especially when you believe you’re meeting all the necessary requirements in order to get that job; but, are you really meeting all the necessary requirements?  There might be an underlying reason why you’re not yet employed and it may have little to do with the state of the economy.

Let’s start with the most important piece incorporated in your job search that every employer and recruiter sees first – your resume.  This can either be your golden ticket or your ticket to nowhere.  Whether its grammatical errors, misspellings or an outdated resume – you can expect very little, if any response from an employer.  Make sure your resume reads “hire me!” You want a clean, well-written, concise and accurate resume.  If you need a little extra help making sure your resume stands out, there are free templates on the internet or you always have the option of seeking out a resume writer.

Who you know and meet could potentially mean everything for your job search endeavors. In a recent article provided by About.com, contributor Alison Doyle states that “at least 60% – some report even higher statistics – of all jobs are found by networking. Develop contacts – friends, family, neighbors, college alumni, people in associations – anyone who might help generate information and job leads.”   From casual to a little more formal methods of networking you can manage to get a job by staying connected.

Is your job search a top priority?  If not, then it’s going to make landing a job that more difficult.  Searching for a job is a “job” in and of itself.  Utilizing a staffing agency to help you in your job search is like having someone networking on your behalf.  Make sure you check local staffing companies during your job search.  If you don’t put forth the effort to research and utilize every resource provided, not receiving a job offer shouldn’t be all that surprising.  An employer certainly won’t invest in you if you don’t invest yourself solely into your job search efforts.

Take another look at your resume, connect with someone new on LinkedIn, or apply with a staffing agency.  If you’re sticking to the same old job search routine you’ve been executing for some time now – your practices could be costing you opportunities you’ve been relentlessly pursuing.

Tell us how you landed your current job.

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