Tips To Improve Your Job Search or Interview Skills
For the job seeker, genuine inquiries into the status of your job search from close friends, family and cohorts can cause you to feel like you have to embellish the truth on the real progress of your search status. Pride and embarrassment can increase stress, blocking progress even further. Additionally, the longer the search continues stagnant, the increased possibility your self-confidence takes a hit, it’s only natural to start blaming yourself. Never a doubt before, questions about your competence increase; “What if”, “I can’t”, “I’ll never”. If you are not hearing back from the resumes and applications you are submitting, hope won’t help. Movement or action out of the rut is the only way.
What to do when what you’re doing isn’t working:
- As soon as you can – take a break from endlessly scrolling/looking through the barrage of websites that are available. They’re a time-suck – if they are not leading to results, stop and pivot.
- Your pivot should include researching and contacting reputable career resource and job-seeker groups:
- https://www.thebalancecareers.com/best-job-search-engines-for-international-jobs-2061 https://opportunity.linkedin.com/jobs
This site boasts #1 rated job search phone app – plus sign up to receive emails from recruiters when a job opens up that matches your profile. Best news, you can create a ZipRecruiter account for free.
Best site for Federal government jobs. Job seekers can set up a free account, create a profile, upload resumes and make their resume visible for recruiters to find.
This staffing website works with candidates in the fields of accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative, marketing, and administration.
This board offers the opportunity to see a salary estimate under each job posting.
This is an international job board that allows employers across all sectors to list their jobs.
- Get outside, take a walk…..really. Get off the chair and out of the house – you’ll be surprised at the difference fresh air can make.
- Think about it objectively – If you are not getting responses after submitting applications or resumes – chances are it’s your resume.
- If you’re not hearing back after your interview, it’s your delivery. It’s what you’re saying or not saying about your experience and qualifications.
- Ok, so…., you ask? What should I do? Take action. You need a tune-up…..or an overhaul (!) At this point, don’t try to figure it out yourself. Practicing in the mirror to improve your interview performance is not the answer — your reflection can’t talk back or give you honest feedback.
7. If you have tried steps above; 1-6 and there is still no change; you need an intervention — you need me, an expert interview coach :). (www.interviewone.com), firstname.lastname@example.org. ** Believe me, a couple of working sessions to improve your interview skills will create a True North in your competence and confidence. Nervous no more, you’ll be ready to tell the interviewers why you’re the most qualified candidate for the job. As they say in real estate, every house will eventually sell. The call will come – you will be hired.