Why are so many people frustrated when they cannot find a job? I can tell you why......
It's because employers still are trying to hold out for their "superstar" or the one that fits their experience criteria. They could not care less that you are looking for a job as they have several hundred resumes (and at least 100 of them are better than yours) that pass through their online job pipeline. What makes you so different? How can a piece of paper with your experience, education and achievements be such a good speaker for you?
I do have a solution for that
The best thing for job seekers is to be salesmen / sales women. You officially working for "You, LLC" and your job is to gain an account with a company that can contribute to your needs. You see, "You, LLC" has a product that is very unique and really hard to come by....what you know (knowledge), how you use it (skill), how you understand and apply (ability) and how long you've done it well (experience). That resume that I talked about earlier, it is very useful but it cannot do the job alone. Honestly, the HR Recruiters, which are gatekeepers for the hiring managers, only look at them for about 15 seconds. If they do not have the key words like "Director of Marketing for 12 years" they will pass them over. The CEO of You, LLC knows this for a fact and therefore has to be the salesperson and get in front of the hiring manger and sell the resume as if it is the best product on Earth.
You LLC, must also have at least 10 potential clients on their list. Translated, it means to pick 10 jobs that are of interest and make sure to meet the hiring managers of each. This list should be updated as needed to make sure that you always have targets to hit.
When you think like a business, you are much more successful. The online application is now archaic as today's jobs is about "Who you know". So get to know them.
I've been on the same assignment from October 2016 to today, and it appears they are going to keep me here for an undisclosed amount of time. However, I am ready to find something that fits more with my education. I've been taking temporary assignments to make a paycheck. In between assignments, I've achieved my MBA. Now I'm ready to utilize my education and find not just a job but a position. How do I get referrals to get my foot in the door? Another question is: I relayed this information to the temporary service who placed me here at my current assignment, and they quickly became a bit hostile about it. They said, "we don't steal from our clients. If you want another assignment, you have to put in your two weeks' notice there and then we'll find another assignment for you." I've temped before and that's news to me. Usually it's "we can pull you from that one when we get a position that better fits you." They're usually supportive. Any advice? I also need advice for my resume. The school I attended has a student advisor that's been working with me on my resume, but I'm not so sure it's a good change. It went from one page to two. Isn't that a bit long? She seems to be happy with it.
There are hundreds of vacancy advertised but many of the posts advertised have people lined up to fill the post but the company rules are that they must advertise so that they are not been unfair a lot of owners have vacancy available but someone else is doing interviews and he will 9 out of 10 times give it to a friend I've applied for 300 njobs and have feed back from 3 but we must stay positive and trust the lord
I am a Network and Telecommunications Specialist, with more than 15 years of IT career experience, being 3 in programming and analysis of Oracle systems, 2 in the Windows / Unix environments administration area where I have achieved my MCSE certification, and since then I work in the Networks and Telecommunications area where I have obtained my CCIE certification.
I would like to move with my family to USA and I’m looking for a job at Network area, but I don’t have a work VISA and I need a sponsorship. Thanks for any advice.
Just wanted to say I have been encouraged by so many of your stories during my job search. I will finally be starting a new role in a week, my first FTE gig since college (25 years as a contractor)! Even though the manager for this role liked and wanted me for it and discussed it in depth on my last day of my last contract, it has taken 3 months for this to come together, then a few weeks for onboarding. In the end I will have been out of work for 4 months and without a paycheck for 5. But the point of this story is that patience, perseverance, and persistence have paid off. I had a number of very nice jobs slip through my fingers during this period, at times I felt carefree and at others I felt desperate, but I kept at it all along. The point is don't lose face and keep planting good seeds, turned out one of mine sprouted, but it took some watering for sure. My next steps were going to be to create a personal bio website, basically a highly customized online resume and print up some calling cards. I didn't need to take those steps, but not a bad idea if you are wondering what to try next. Also, don't forget, network, network, network! Anyway, thanks for the great stories, congratulations to those that are finding happiness and best of luck to those still seeking!!
We all know that no person can be an island through life. Whether it’s family or friends, we all lean on someone from time to time.
You may be going through a tough time right now. Perhaps you feel like there’s nobody who can help you. If you feel that way, I would encourage you to reflect on previous times of need.
When you were struggling in the past, who helped you? Was it a parent or sibling? Did your best friend from childhood come through for you? Did support come from an unexpected place?
We may feel alone at times, but our history can remind us that we have supporters all around us.
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I read that effective networking is the key to landing a career job. Unfortunately, I’ve come to realize that I honestly have absolutely no idea how to network for a job. I thought it simply involved calling on family and friends to ask them if they had any personal knowledge of anyone hiring. Or if they knew of an employment opportunity at their jobs they could refer me too. I’ve exhausted everyone I know with these questions but it’s not working, I’m still unemployed. It’s gotten to the point where people stopped answering and returning my calls. I read social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are also excellent networking platforms but my Facebook friends and twitter followers are the same people that fall under the friends and family network I mentioned above. What is it about the Networking strategy everyone claims to the best job searching tool that I’m missing? Is it a cold calling thing where I contact people out of the blue and ask them for a job? How can I get this thing working for me?
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Newbie here, real quick overview of me, I am a student majoring in Psychology. Studying to earn my Bachelors, and decided to join this site to network with goal driven individuals like myself. Essentially to build interpersonal relationships with peers and higher ups in the workforce.