Unfortunately, despite advances in job search platforms and methods, finding the right job can still take a long time. The process can be exhausting, unmotivating, and can cause extra stress and uncertainty. This can lead many job seekers to feel as though they need a job search reboot.
Do You Need a Job Search Reboot?
Here are a few signs that you need to refresh your job search.
- Feeling like your job search has fallen flat and that you’ve tapped out your network.
- Unsure of which actions to take next and feeling unmotivated to perform even basic job search tasks.
- Being in the job search mode for over three months with no interviews, no new leads, and no next steps.
If you feel like this applies to your search, don’t worry and stay positive. We have some ideas that will help you refresh your efforts so you can find the right job for you!
Tips to Reboot Your Job Search & Land an Interview
It’s crucial to regroup as soon as you can to avoid wasting any extra time. Taking a little bit of time to regroup will help you restrategize your efforts. During this important step, consider a career partner like a staffing agency, a career coach, or even a trusted friend who can help with a professional outlook.
After regrouping and refocusing your job search strategy, now it’s time to restart your efforts. Start with your network again instead of relying on job boards. With your fresh approach, you can communicate differently to your network which may bring about exactly the information and leads that you’re looking for.
Don’t Rely on Qualifications
Yes, you read that correctly. Don’t rely on the qualifications listed in the job description as a clear indicator of whether or not you should apply for the position. If it’s a job you feel passionate about and that excites you, you should apply – even if you don’t have every qualification listed. It’s a small risk to take for what could be a major reward.
Have a Support System
As you look for and apply to jobs, begin to create a solid support system. This support system can help you find great job opportunities as well as act as your references when you get to that stage of your job search. Connect with previous coworkers and managers who would be happy to speak on your behalf. They may also know of open positions in your industry that you would be a great fit for. You also may want to consider using a staffing agency to help you along the way. They can assist in finding the right job for you, interview coaching, and you can use them for the short- or long-term.
Get to Know Mentors
If you look up to a mentor in your profession, or admire a coworker or supervisor, get to know them. Ask them to have coffee with you one morning so you can get to know them, hear about their own career experience, and learn from their advice. It might seem awkward to you, but they’ll be flattered and eager to help another colleague find success.
Enlist the Professionals
Contact Expert Staffing to have a Staffing Specialist help you find the right job for your career goals.