Looking for a better job? You’re not alone. Year after year, “Get a Better Job” is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. To start your job search off on the right foot for 2012, stop and recognize what you are doing wrong. What’s stopping you from getting a job? Brazen Careerist recently featured an article called “6 Reasons You Won’t Get a Better Job in 2012”. If you can overcome these issues, 2012 might just be the year you hit your stride.
Do any of these sound familiar?
1. You are only applying online. Submitting your resume online can be like sending it into a black hole. Companies get hundreds of online applications and sometimes don’t even bother looking at them. Your strategy for the job search must include more than one route. Try networking, setting up informational interviews and utilizing social media. Branch out and it will improve your chances of getting noticed.
2. No one knows you’re looking for a job. Let at least a few people know you’re looking for a new job. You don’t need to broadcast it to the world (unless you want to!), but the more people in your network that know you’re looking, the more people you have looking out for you.
3. You’re looking for the wrong job. If you’ve been struggling with your job search for a while, perhaps it’s time to look into a different field. Take time to study trends and growing fields where there might be a hidden abundance of opportunities.
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