If you are feeling discouraged, frustrated, or unsure of how to navigate your job search – you are not alone. It can be a very overwhelming process to try and understand how to get through the applicant tracking systems, how to locate jobs that are a match for your skillset, and how to land an interview.
So how do you navigate all these challenges so that you can go after your dream job?
Here are some tips we recommend incorporating into your job search activity:
Treat your job search like a job. It is hard work and requires significant time and attention to devote to applying to positions, interviewing, and networking.
Set job alerts. Most job sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, etc. allow you to set up job alerts. You can set up job titles, locations, even companies you are wanting to pursue – and the platforms will notify you of opportunities that are matches with the alerts you set. This allows you to stay on top of recent openings that recruiters and hiring managers are posting. In this job market, the early bird often gets the worm.
Track your applications and leads. Keep track of all positions you apply for, including the link to the position. That way, when a recruiter or hiring manager contacts you via phone or email you will be able to reference back to the job description and speak eloquently about the role and how you would be a great fit for what they are looking for. Tracking your applications and leads also helps to keep you accountable for how many positions you are applying for each week.
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