Job hunting may takes a few months, or even a year. You might feel hopeless to get a job. Your job search seems a little bit stagnant, and you did not even felt excited again when you saw a list of job vacancies.
Yes, it is frustrating to go months without finding a job. You are in doubt with your education, skills and experiences. Do not blame yourself and lose your confidence. Job markets are slow everywhere. You just need to revive your job hunting all over again!
Here are some ways to fix your job search strategies:
- Create a good personal brand
Make a strong online presence, so whenever someone searching your name on the internet, they will only see good stuff. Manage your social media accounts professionally. If you can, create your own website and write blog posts daily. Showcase your good life and professionals skills there. It will make people easily know your strengths. Convince them to hire you through a strong online personal brand.
- Take a part time, a temporary job or volunteering
It takes some time to finally land a full time job. Meanwhile, why don’t you take another opportunity? There are many part time jobs and temporary jobs. If you are not short on money, you should also go volunteering, as it is most likely going to be a valuable experience. Any employer would like you more if you do not have too much time being unemployed. Let them know your professionalism and work ethic.
- Try new industry
The industry you are working before might be doomed at the moment. Do not let yourself sink with them. Try another industry, possibly a fast-growing industry which requires a lot of new workers. Your skills and qualifications could still be needed for this new industry. Thus, diversify your job search.
However, do not push yourself too hard. Make sure you could handle a career transition into a new job market.
- Utilise career advice services
To make you feel better, read career advices on daily basis. You could also get some help by using a career counseling. It could boosts your confidence, pushing you to consider career change, and many more. A professional career coach might be the one you need in this desperate times. He/she will help you figure things out, so that you are able to maximise your potential. When you are being a better you, most employers would love to hire you to be a part of their company.