This post is dedicated to all the folks out there who are discouraged with their search, have exhausted their unemployment or stopped claiming. I don’t need to tell you, this isn’t the same search it was when you first looked for a job. It is tough. It is competitive. And the rules have changed. Most new college graduates are ill-prepared for this adventure of finding work. I hope some of these posts offer help.
Why You’re Not Getting the Job from Keppie Careers
These are the areas of search covered in this post, so dive in and see what Miriam has to say!
- Are you looking for a job or a company
- Your networking — and social networking
- How you are applying
- Preparation for the interview
- How you follow up
Why You’re Not Getting the Job (Let’s open up a can of worms) from Recruiters Guide
See if any of these topics and their suggested fixes help improve your efforts:
- You’re not Evel Knievel
- You stink at job-search
- You are unrealistic
- You aren’t as good at your job as you think you are
- You are very unlucky
- You’re ‘that’ guy
- You are abrasive, angry and full of hate
- You are stuck in the 80′s (or maybe even the 70′s)
- The world is out to get you
- You don’t believe in yourself
9 Tips for Getting Hired from TechRepublic
- Do impeccable research on the company and position before the interview
- Don’t try to impress them with your dress, attitude, or speech
- Find out what your interviewer wants by asking questions
- Ask interrogative-led questions–what, how, and why–to help YOU direct the dialogue
- Get your interviewer to reveal what a “good fit” means to them
- Don’t volunteer too much information
- Be a blank slate
- Don’t be needy
- Focus on what you can control
Do you want to understand the younger generation?
Dancing with Digital Natives from Web In Now
How about the fact that you don’t want to have to go through this same job search again any time soon. Read this post
The 10 ways to Future proof your career from The Future of Work
I hope you find these posts helpful. Let me know which hits a nerve or a chord!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.