Finding your next role can be tricky. And you are bound to get rejected a lot of the time. But how much work have you put into it?
We have all seen the headlines – those job seekers who have made 2,000 applications and not had a single reply. Which is fine, but with the click of a mouse I can make multiple applications to an agency for multiple jobs. A simple as that.
But is that really looking for a job? For agencies that are deluged with candidates and under serious pressure. If they see somebody apply for a Managing Director and a Receptionist role, are they going to treat any of those applications seriously?
So how hard do you work at your job search?
- Do you draw up a list of roles that you think you would be suited for, and then a list of employers you would ideally like to work for?
- Do you approach those employers directly, or even find people who work there, connect with them and ask for their help?
- Once you have submitted an application, do you ever follow up?
It is competitive out there. Unless you treat your search for a job as a job, and something that you need to work as hard as you ever worked for your previous employer, then it may be difficult.
It is why some people find it so easy to get into another role, where others struggle for months. Roll up your sleeves, get professional about it and sooner or later the tide will turn.
Or contact us and see if we can put you on the right road.