As Career Development Practitioners, we hear that job seekers are growing tired of submitting tens or hundreds of applications into an online black hole. It takes a lot of energy to job search, and it is difficult to keep proactive and positive, which is so important in finding what you are really looking for. As a job seeker, it is wise to find ways to recharge and reinvigorate your job search in the face of no response. Think of your job search routine and see if there are any adjustments that might make you more productive. For example, if you get up first thing in the morning and the first thing you do is start scrolling online, without eating or other self-care, then it might be time to mix it up a bit. Make sure to sleep and eat well, to make time for enjoyable things, and to network in as many different ways as possible. Build a LinkedIn profile, attend local events, reach out to the people you already know. There is no great mystery to networking. As a job seeker, you are only trying to add value in everything you do and show an organization exactly what they are missing out on (you!).
It is also useful, and necessary, to add several elements to your active job search, not just one or two. Remember, the very definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and to expect a different result. Like anything, variety and moderation are crucial in your active job search. It is important to maintain healthy habits and perspective, and remain disciplined, during an active job search, one of the most stressful times in life. The LEHC is here to help. We are a team of professionals that want to guide and support you, taking some of the weight off your shoulders and helping you keep morale in an often very discouraging circumstance. Our team has many resources and suggestions for your job search. Visit us today and renew momentum in your active job search.
Start by exploring these two resources. One is to demonstrate a “five-pronged approach” to job search, emphasizing the importance of utilizing all five elements. The other is a way for you to test your current practices and see where specifically you might modify your approach and strategy. These are simple tools to use but they do take some investment of time on the job seeker’s part. Please try them out, see how they work, improve them.