Even the current climate around jobs there are more people who are unemployed than we have ever seen before. This is going to make getting a job a little tougher than it was prior to the pandemic. There are however many companies which are actively looking to hire, and the CEO of the Cumby Group was recently discussing how they have had to lay people off, and that opportunities are there. It is not just construction where this has happened however, we are seeing man industries looking to hire new staff to replace those who were lost during the pandemic.
If you have found yourself without a job, here are some tips on improving your chances.
Understanding Your Level
There is nothing wrong with sometimes reaching up for a new level of job, perhaps even one which is a little above your abilities. Given the current climate however the best thing that you can do at this stage is simply to get a job. It is always easier to find a job when you have one, and this is why it is important that you only apply for those positions which are actually achievable for your education and work history.
Spreading Your Net
If you think that you are going to be able to apply for a couple of jobs and find some success then you are sorely mistaken. The truth is that you have got to make sure that you are applying for positions each and every day. There is going to be so much competition for jobs out there which is exactly why you must ensure that you are applying for just about anything that takes your interest.
If you are just using one job site then you are running the risk of missing out on a lot of opportunities. Each company and each recruiter will use different job sites based on how much they cost, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking that all jobs will be on all sites, because they won’t. Make sure that you are signed up and receiving alerts from multiple job sites to give yourself the very best opportunity of seeing all positions.
Getting Your Resume Right
Your resume is so critical and you have to make sure that it really stands out. When you are sending resumes in to companies they are likely going through a big pile of them. This means that you have about 30 seconds of attention on your resume, which is why you have to make it pop. If you don’t know anyone who can support you with this then it may be a good investment to use a service which can help make your resume look great. So many people make the mistake of not having a great looking resume and this means that they are not going to be able to get the attention which they need in order to get a job.
Put the time in now, there are jobs out there.