What To Do When Your Job Search Is Not Working
It’s a hard truth: A recent study reported that the average duration of unemployment in the United States is 22.7 weeks. And according to an analysis by Market-Connections Resume Services, a major cause of this lengthy period is that most people are not aware of many services that are readily available to them and this can lead to underemployment, unemployment, or just plain lengthy job search periods.
The study was released on July 1st, 2019 and reports job opening rates in the United States as of June 2019, to be at 4.6%. “But there is plenty of hope for better outcomes; given all the available options, job seekers have access to many resources to find a job in less time.” Commented Mandy Fard, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Founder of Market-Connections Resume Services. “Most people have never been taught how to find a new job. So, they do the things that they “think” they should do-applying for positions online, posting their résumé on job boards, and even creating a LinkedIn profile (even if they’re not sure what to do with it). But when they don’t get the results they want, they get frustrated.”
Job seekers should treat their job search efforts as a project, with defined objectives, an action plan, and a timeline. It also helps to have a career coach or counselor as an accountability partner-someone who will support, encourage, and motivate the job seeker in their job search.
The first step is to assess how one is conducting their job search. For a self-assessment exercise combined with practical tips to help job seekers get unstuck and move forward towards landing their dream job, please visit https://www.market-connections.net/blog/my-job-search-is-not-working-now-what. Every job seeker can download three different self-assessment guides pertaining to their job searching efforts.
Market-Connections Resume Service is committed to helping people overcome their career challenges both through revamping their resumes as well as giving expert career tips via the website’s blog.
About Market-Connections Resume Services:
Market-Connections provides professional resume writing services, executive resume services, expert cover letter development, and interview coaching for job seekers across the nation. For decades, Market-Connections has consistently been helping people achieve career satisfaction. Market-Connections uses industry-specific keywords to tailor resumes to the criteria that hiring managers seek. Individuals can connect with Market-Connections at https://www.market-connections.net.
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