Going through a job search is a challenge for anyone. You may be the ideal candidate but can’t seem to get a callback. After applying to so many positions and not landing the dream job you are looking for you may feel discouraged. However, there may be some reasons you aren’t landing that dream job. Here are a few things to consider.
Typically, your resume is the first thing the employer sees when they encounter you during your job search. Because it is usually the first impression they get of you, it is important to make sure it is showcasing your abilities in a concise and honest way. Employers will be wary if your resume seems too perfect and if your resume is too long it is likely they’ll pass it over too. Place emphasis on what you are able to bring to their organization as a member of the team, not as an individual.
Similarly, it is important that you don’t lie or exaggerate your skills and experience on your resume. While you may think you are strengthening your resume by adding these things, you are hurting your chances of getting the job. Just stick to the facts when it comes to accomplishments and past experience. The best way to be sure you are putting the best resume in front of employers is to have someone you know proofread and fact-check it. This will keep you from exaggerating or including too many details.
You May Be Struggling With Starting Over
If you have been out of work for some time it may be discouraging to think about starting over. You may not land an executive-level position immediately. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of opportunities out there for you. You may have to start at an entry-level position or something lower than you are used to. It can be a humbling experience, but employers can tell if that is not something you are interested in. Oftentimes, they want to promote individuals internally. So, taking that entry-level job could lead to your dream job eventually. Give it a chance.
Don’t Be Conceited
You are special and it is important to know what you bring to the table, but don’t let your attitude get the best of you. Employers won’t take a liking to you if you put yourself on a pedestal. Find ways to be relatable and genuine while still showcasing your abilities.
You Need Social Media
While it may not seem like an important part of your job search, you need social media. The lack of a career profile or having a poor profile online can hurt your chances of getting a callback these days. A large number of employers screen social media profiles when hiring candidates. The absence of social media or the presence of bad social media online is a good way to miss out on a job interview.
Working with an agency like the Staffing Resource Group can help you land your dream job. Our recruiters can work with you to nail down what skills and experience you bring to the table. Then we can assist you in finding a company, position, and career path that align with your personal goals. Let us help you land your dream job.