Job hunting can be discouraging. You might first have to go through a lot of rejections before you find the perfect job. You might even be asking yourself “Why can’t I find a job?”
You are not alone so don’t feel discouraged! In this article, we will provide some insight on how to find the right job. One of the best places to start is with a job agency as they can help you in your job search!
Why Can’t I Find a Job?
Here are some answers to questions about what to do when you can’t find a job. Consider these when you are in the process of your job search.
Why Am I Not Receiving Calls or Emails for Job Interviews?
If you have been submitting your resume or filling out numerous job applications but not getting any calls, the following could be why….
- You are Not Tailoring Your Resume and Cover Lever to the Job in Question
Companies receive dozens, if not hundreds, of applications. You need to ensure that both your resume and cover letter set you apart from the other applications. Tailor your resume to the specific position. If you use a template, you should be able to easily update your resume as needed.
As well, you should personalize your cover letter by highlighting at least one thing that caught your interest in that company. Tie this into your skillset to make your cover letter stand out from the rest.
- You Have Not Applied for Enough Jobs
Applying for one or two jobs a week isn’t going to cut it. If you are currently unemployed finding a job should be your full-time job. Sending out your resume is not time-consuming and the perfect job isn’t going to fall into your lap. You have to continuously put in the effort to land the right job.
Why Can’t I Get Past the First Interview?
If you are getting calls or emails for job interviews, then the problem does not lie with your resume or cover letter. However, if you are still not getting a job after one (or more) interviews, you may need to fine-tune your interview skills.
- Research the Company
One of the best ways to show the hiring manager that you are seriously invested in the company is to do a little background research. Going into an interview with absolutely no knowledge as to how the company operates or their basic philosophy will not land you a second interview. Find out when and how the business started, what is their main purpose and their overall philosophy. A little inside knowledge can give you the edge you need to get past the first interview.
- Don’t Over-Embellish
Keep your answers short and to the point. If you ramble on, they will lose interest. Answer their question professionally, clearly and keep your answers to around sixty seconds.
- Dress the Part
Plan your outfit according to the job at hand. You wouldn’t walk into an interview at a multimillion-dollar company wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Nor would you wear a three-piece suit to interview for a start-up company. If in doubt, you can always inquire about the dress code prior to the interview.
- No Follow Up
While you don’t want to pester the HR rep about the job, it pays to follow up. Send a thank-you email no later than 24 hours after the interview. As well, you can follow up with a phone call inquiring about the job within a week. Both of these steps will show that you are seriously interested in the position.
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