No one likes a job hunt that lasts forever. Most candidates begin to feel disenchanted after the first couple of weeks. It’s fair that say that if you’ve been looking for your dream job for a longer period, you might find it draining to compose enthusiastic cover letters for each position – especially when you have not yet received a positive answer.
There are millions of reasonable reason why you might not have been the right candidate for a particular position. Perhaps the recruiter felt that the conversation ran smoothly with another candidate.
Maybe someone else’s experience was better suited for the role. Perhaps you sent your application too late, and the company had already found their perfect candidate. In fact, more often than not, an unsuccessful job hunt may have nothing to do with you.
But there are factors that are in your control and that, when used incorrectly, could be the reason for your lack of success. Are you wasting time sabotaging your job hunt? Here’s how to find out.
You don’t pursue a career that suits you
When you write your resume, the purpose is to highlight your experience and skills. However, there is something essential that is missing, and that is your personality. Indeed, a lot of employees end up in a job that doesn’t inspire them, and that doesn’t fulfill their dreams.
This can also weigh down your research, especially if you find it difficult to get excited about the job description. Here’s a spoiler alert for you: You are not looking in the right place for your personality.
If you have a naturally analytical and numerical mind, you’ll find that embracing a data-focused career can be the best for you – from accounting to digital analyst, there are plenty of options to suit your background.
Creative personalities can join marketing agencies, or even start their own thing with a blog. Ultimately, a lot of skills are transferable from a career path to another. But you can’t fake interest!
You don’t know how to juggle work and study
You’ve been trying to improve your resume for a long time, but somehow you can’t quite get yourself to finish your online studies. The drop out rates for online courses are massive, and there’s a good reason for it: People don’t know how to study smarter.
As a result, their academical path becomes a waste of time and money. If you want to move your career forward, you need to understand how to maximize your learning time. For a start, avoid all-night sessions; nobody can keep their focus through a long time.
Instead, manage your studies through short chunks of time so that your brain can process the information. Additionally, you’ll find it easier to set 30 minutes to 1 hour during the day – before or after work.
You are not making the most of networking platforms
Who doesn’t use LinkedIn while searching for their next job? You will find it hard to meet employees who have not created a LinkedIn profile. However, having a profile and making the most of the professional networking platform are two distinctive things. Continue reading