Are You Struggling to Find a Job?

January 11th, 2018

There’s nothing worse than an unsuccessful job search that leaves you struggling to find a job. If you find yourself in a situation where you are having difficulty finding work, don’t get frustrated and lose hope. There are tweaks you can make to your job search process and things you can do to try to make sure you can get hired at a job you’ll love.

Some of the key steps to take include:

  • Applying for jobs that are a good fit for your skills: Companies have a clear idea of who they want to hire when they post job ads. While you don’t necessarily need to have every single skill the job requests, make sure you meet the qualification requirements. If you waste time applying to jobs where you don’t have the credentials, experience or knowledge the company requested, it’s unlikely anyone will be interested in hiring you. Wasting time sending out these resumes for jobs that aren’t right means less time spent on perfecting your resume and finding positions that would be a good fit.
  • Building your resume through training and volunteer work: If you aren’t getting hired for work you are interested in, you can and should take steps to become a more attractive candidate. One of the best ways to do that is to develop your skills. Taking classes, doing relevant volunteer work or otherwise making yourself better suited for a position can help you to land the job of your dreams.
  • Working with a recruiter to aid in your search efforts: The job market is competitive and navigating it is tough, even if you have great qualifications. Recruiters can help make it easier to succeed in your job because a good recruiter has a vast network of companies who trust them to help hire skilled staff members. Your recruiter can get to know you, determine what companies you’d be a food fit for and get your name in front of hiring managers.

If you are tired of struggling to find a job and want help from staffing professionals with your search, reach out to SmartTalent today. Our staffing professionals have helped many job seekers jump start their careers. We work with a vast network of employers hiring candidates now in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas, so give us a call to find out how we can help you find a position that is right for you.

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