Does Job Searching Sound Like a Nightmare? Face Your Fears With These Tips
There isn’t much fun in a job search but many job seekers find they are anxious about looking for work. If that sounds like you, there are some things you can do to face your fears and get off on the right foot with your job search. Here’s how.
Whether you are in between jobs or hate the job you’re currently working and want to find new employment, being on the hunt for a new job is stressful. Many people are afraid of rejection and embarrassment when it comes to facing their employment. They don’t want friends or family to find out. On top of that, they don’t want to potentially face rejection during their job search. So, they put it off.
Instead of putting your job search off, try to apply to new positions each day. This will help increase your chances of finding work. Even though you may get rejected for some positions, there are plenty of others open to you. Brush yourself off and focus on the next possible opportunity.
Friends and Family
Don’t hesitate to talk to your friends and family about your career goals and job concerns. There is a chance one of them might be able to help you network and get into a new position. Even if they don’t have any valuable professional connections, they can provide great moral support through your search. After all, everyone has been out of work or looking for work at some point in their lives.
If you are currently employed but want to leave your job, you face feeling disappointed when you leave and find out the grass may not have been greener on the other side. Instead of being caught off guard, come prepared to ask the employer questions when you attend an interview. Get a feel for their company culture, speak with former and current employees, take a tour of the office, and research the organization. Doing your homework will help prevent you from being disappointed when you’re making moves.
Another reason many people dread looking for a new job is the amount of time it takes. It is true that job searching is a time-consuming task. You have to update your resume, write cover letters, research companies, apply to open positions. The list goes on. However, your job search doesn’t need to take up every minute of every day. Set aside 30 minutes or an hour a day to focus on your job search. This will make the time aspect of applications feel less daunting.
Work With an Agency
Working with a staffing agency can help you find a job that fits your skills and experience. Recruiters can help you review your hiring materials, get your resume in front of employers faster, and land you an interview. Beyond that, they can also provide advice about what steps you need to take to reach your career goals. The professionals at The Bradley Group can assist you in your job search. Learn more about the companies we work with and how we can place you in your next job.