By Ilene Rein, Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist
This month saw more grim news on the unemployment front. The number of Americans filing for jobless claims rose to 248,000, an increase of 23,000. Overall, there are 6.5 million people unemployed in this country.
And with all the bad news regarding employment figures and the economy, perhaps the scariest part of it all is the number of people who are not even looking for work anymore due to complete frustration with the job searching process and have no idea of how to get hired.
When it comes to finding a job, you are in control. There are many things that can help increase your chances and one of them is being proactive about what types of industries interests show up on an employer's radar screen so they know how best to position themselves for success!
Let’s take a look at some things that you as a job seeker can do to increase your chances of getting noticed and hired.
The difficulty in getting a job is usually because you are not looking hard enough. The most important thing to do when searching for jobs, more than going on websites like Monster or Indeed, should be tapping into your social network and asking around - most people know somebody who's hiring and might get us onto the ground floor of something that could change our careers!
The best way to find a job is by networking, and the first step is just getting started! Join associations in your field or volunteer for projects that are relevant. It's all about interacting with people- building an extensive list of contacts who can help you when it comes time for searching through resumes (and maybe even offer some advice themselves).
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An essential part of the job search process is getting help from a professional. Not a 'resume writer' but someone who is a job search strategist or Recruiter who has actual knowledge of the job search process. They can teach you the ins and outs of how to use all the tools in their toolbox - not just a resume - in order for you to have your job search working on all cylinders. The goal here is to get a job, a job that you love, a job that pays well and in record time.
Remember, be patient and confident and chances are you will find a great opportunity in no time at all. The job search process doesn't have to be torture - it can be fun and rewarding so get at it right now and do something! Sure, it's hard work but the idea is that if you stay positive and continue looking for jobs, something will come up soon enough. For more tips and tricks to optimize and speed up your job search, visit and subscribe to my YouTube Channel:
🔴 Ilene Rein is an Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist. She teaches job seekers exactly how to market themselves with laser precision to employers using inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter exponentially increasing their chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly!
If you are serious about your job search, schedule a complimentary consultation to speak directly with Ilene to discuss your job search and how to land your dream job in record time: http://talktoilene.careers