|Frustration, Frustration, Frustration - The Keys to Turning Around a Negative Job Search - Resume Not Required|
Job seekers aren't just defined as unemployed. There are many out there taking their cars and themselves to work every day who want to embark on another position for various reasons. All of them have one word in common when it comes to their search.
With the emerging technology platforms that allow users to submit resumes over the web, it's hard to stand out and allow employers to see the quality you can bring to their organization. Resumes force employers and job-seekers to only identify each other by what they have done and not necessarily what they want to do. That's always been the stigma for resumes. It hurts now that 50 million resumes are out there over the internet and that you're in competition with them for jobs.
It takes a lot of time to pretty up the resume, to make it feel that it's worthy of consideration to employers. For every 100 resumes sent out, job-seekers get on average two to three interviews no matter how it looks, or even your qualifications. That's where the frustration sets in. It's not about you, it's about the process.
Many ignore the issues and just continue to send resumes out hoping to land that one golden opportunity. That's why it's imperative to realize knowing the four ingredients to landing the perfect job. Location, industry, function and definition of success have to be narrowed down in your job search. If you're general about your search, there are too many options which only hurt you because it may not be something you truly want to do.
Job-seekers do not understand what employers are looking for out of their candidates. Some of the employers ask trick questions to see how candidates handle and communicate themselves. It's not about selling yourself to a job you're desperate to have, but rather the right one. If you're in a job interview you feel excited about, you're bound to display the confidence necessary for an employer to hire you and on the other side actually be excited to come to work every day.
Narrowing down your job search allows you to find what you want to do, which ultimately gets you interviews and the job because of your strong interest in the position. Employers want to buy people who will provide a return on investment. That's a hard work ethic, positivity and simply wanting to be there every day. If you're general about your career choices, you'll end up back in square one.