Searching for a job often feels like a full-time job. You often have to spend hours on a job search that can lead to feelings of frustration, resentment, and stress as one application gets rejected after another or they simply go unnoticed. The truth is, looking for work in 2019 can seem depressing. But is this really the reality? Or have we been conditioned to believe that the job search is supposed to be this way? Either way, most people really aren't that good at job searching. For this reason, here is a list of tips that will help you change your mindset and enjoy your job search, turning this from a negative to a positive experience. Read on to learn more.
You Probably Never Learned How to Properly Search for a Job
Before graduating from college or technical school, were you taught how to search for a job? Probably not. This is why so many people find job searching to be unsuccessful. If the right training had been given, however, most people would approach this task with a different attitude and useful set of job hunting skills.
Change Your Mind about Job Searching
2019 is the perfect time to change the way you think about looking for a job. If you find the task boring, unrewarding, or downright stressful, this has to change. Often, people wait until the last minute to search for a job, such as after getting fired, laid off, or the fact that their current job is making them crazy. Then, the scramble for a new job begins, which only makes the process more stressful. While it may seem difficult to get yourself motivated to search for a job, it doesn't have to be this way. Changing the way you think about looking for a job will make all the difference.
Here is how it's done:
Surround Yourself with Positive, Like-Minded Job Seekers
Being alone and isolated with negative thoughts will not help you. Instead, get out of the house and network with other job seekers who have a positive attitude. Consider joining a group that feels the same way you do - that you need to make a positive change in 2019 if you really want to land that dream job. By surrounding yourself with people who think the same way you do, you will find your motivation is sky high when it comes to job searching in the coming year.
You Need the Right Answers
There is something to be said for being in the right place at the right time. When you're searching for a job, you need accurate information from reliable resources. That means you don't ask your family and friends for advice. Why? Because they probably don't have the right mindset to give you the right advice. They may have many memories of horrible job searching experiences that they will thrust upon you and make you feel like you are approaching and insurmountable task. Instead, approach people who know what they're doing-- people who have some training in current job searching techniques. There are many trained professionals out there who would be more than happy to give you the right advice when it comes to your job search. This will give you the confidence you need to succeed.
The Hiring Process is Still Tough out there
When you hit the send button, does it feel like your resume has just entered a black hole? This is because you're probably not expecting feedback and probably won't get any. While it may seem as if the rise in technology, particularly the Internet, has made job searching easier, the fact is that it has actually made life easier for the employer. The technology used by HR departments in 2019 helps screen out large numbers of applicants, one of which could very well be you. What's the solution? To find a way around this, the best way to bypass the netherworld of applying online for jobs is to go directly to the employer via networking or direct connection. This way, you can expect feedback. Even if you don't land the job, the feedback received will be priceless and only help you fine-tune your job search strategy for 2019.
Don't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. To start looking with a fresh mindset, click below to see our open positions. Apply to a job today and see the difference a new mindset can make.