Past IssuesJanuary 24, 2011
What Keeps People from Finding Jobs
Sponsored: Save time and land a new job faster than before!
Wouldn't it be nice to ensure your resume could be seen by the employers and recruiters that are currently hiring? One way to do that is to post your resume on all the top career websites and niche job boards where hiring managers search for resumes of candidates to fill their open positions. That's where a service like Resume Rabbit can help.
You enter your resume and job requirements just once - and in the time it takes to post your resume to one website, Resume Rabbit will instantly post your information on over 85 top career websites. It's fast and easy to use! Think of all the time that you'll save by hiring Resume Rabbit to do the work for you. So, if you want to use the strategy of a successful job seeker, go to Resume Rabbit now!
Sponsored: Job search engine tool saves you time. Easy to use!
How many websites do you visit when looking for a new job? One, Two, Ten, Twenty? The sad part is if you don't check them all, you'll most likely miss out on the perfect job. Yet anyone who's tried, knows that searching ten or more sites a day is extremely time consuming and tedious -- and you have to submit your resume & cover letter, over and over, for every job you apply to. Now a new service called MyJobHunter.com solves all that and more!
You can use MyJobHunter to instantly search all major job sites (at the same time) for jobs you like. Next, review the jobs it found and put a check mark next to your favorites. Then, press a single button to send your resume & cover letter to ALL the jobs you checked. It's that easy! You can apply to 1 or 1000 jobs all at once, depending on what you find. Give it a try at MyJobHunter.com.
The Main Reason You Won't Find a Job
Barbara Seifert, Ph. D, CPC, Forbes.com
It's not big news that finding a job is difficult these days. Dependent upon which area of the country you're in, it can be almost impossible with some areas having employment higher than the national average of 11%.
But in my experience as a career coach, the main reason that people are not finding a job is not because there are no jobs. It is because of their attitude. The majority of job seekers have not put themselves in the right frame of mind to do the work needed that will lead them to becoming employed.
Keep A Positive Attitude
It takes work to become employed; you have to treat the job search like a job, as they say. Recent studies show that the average time currently being spent in job search is 40 minutes a day. Forty minutes! Most people are spending more time watching TV or playing a video game than they are doing activities that will lead them to their dream job.
This can be the result of their attitude and the "there are no jobs out there" thinking. People stop themselves and use limiting and forecasting beliefs that there are no jobs available or that they won't get hired. They listen to the news - TV and print - which sell depressing information about the economy. They believe that this true and stop any job search activities. This all-or-nothing thinking creates a defeatist attitude which then leads to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
A search on Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com lists over 100,000 job openings. Many of these do not even cover jobs that are unadvertised. Job search engines like JuJu.com or Indeed.com have over 150,000 job postings. Search engine aggregators are a useful tool for job seekers looking to stay focused and find the right job faster.
Be Ready To Showcase You
Having a good resume that profiles your Unique Selling Proposition (USP), or the great skills that are inherent in you, is a must as well as being prepared for the interview. Bottom line - you have to be ready to showcase yourself. And this is where most people slow down or stop job search activities. They become almost paralyzed with dread and fear of putting themselves in the spotlight. It may be a fear of rejection, a fear of failure, or fear of not being "good enough." Whatever the reason, their attitude prevents them from job hunting.
Changing one's attitude is difficult, at best. But changing your attitude is part of the work you need to do as part of your job search.
Here are some quick ways to take an "attitude check" and think more positive:
Your career depends on it: