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Cannot find a Job: Why?

Scared If you start asking yourself this question, this is not a good sign at all – there is something to think about. However, there is no reason for totally freaking out. You are not the only one: thousands of job seekers are getting increasingly frustrated, because they keep searching, but cannot find a job they want. It might be even worse, if you are currently unemployed or looking forward to running away from your present working place that you hate from the deep of your heart.

Let’s see what could be the reasons for your job hunt taking so long:

Variant 1: No Interviews.

If this is the case, you really need to review (and consequently rewrite) your resume and cover letter. Those, basically, are specially designed for getting you invitations for interviews; your resume and cover letter should be selling you to the potential employer, convincing them that they will never find anybody better than you to fill the vacant position. If you are not getting interviews, your curriculum vitae and cover letter are not good enough and need to be redone in a proper way.

You might also want to review your references – are they positive, encouraging the human resources representatives to contact you directly and make an appointment? Or are they cutting off your potential communication with the head hunters?

Another reason why you are not invited for a face to face talk with prospective employers could be that you are applying for wrong positions. Is it that you are trying to get a job position that you have just no chance of getting? Think about that. Be more realistic and do not waste your time.

Confidential Job Hunting

Confidential The last thing in the world you want to happen is your current boss getting to know that you are searching for a new job. Employers normally do support career development, but only within their own company. Here are some useful tips of how to avoid the awkward situation when you have to explain why you are going for job interviews and, basically, considering a job change.

Never involve company facilities usage into your job search.

This includes phone line, Internet, fax, and computer. Many employers monitor Internet usage and check phone logs. It is also not secure to store your resume and cover letter, job applications, references from former employers and correspondence with potential ones, - somebody can just come across with them accidentally and, believe me, will get very suspicious.

Never use your business email address for this purpose.

You might think that it looks more professional, when the email address on your resume contains the name of your company, but you are not quite right. First, you destroy the idea of confidential job search, letting everybody know who you are. Second, in many companies business email address usage is prohibited for personal purposes, and your employer might be reviewing the external email traffic, and might quite easily discover that you are job hunting. You should rather use a personal email account or set up a free of charge mailbox at gmail.com, for example.

Phone Interview

Phone InterviewA phone interview is often the step number two in the process of recruiting. Some job seekers fear it and are nervous when speaking to their potential employers on the phone; others go through phone interviews nice and easy. As a matter of fact, many recruiters prefer to hold such an interview before arranging a personal meeting, especially when the applicant is from another country or just from a distant region.

No matter, if you like or dislike phone interviews, the head-hunter’s job during one is to find faults with you, your job is to be prepared and appear to be perfect. In this article you will find some useful tips which will help you to undertake the task wisely and to do well at your phone job interview.

1. Schedule the interview properly, so that you are not busy and do not miss the call. Also make sure you are at a quiet location at the due time – you do not want to be distracted by noise or bustle.

5 Hints for the 1st ‘After-graduation’ Job Hunting

Graduation1. Define the direction. Hopefully, you had enough time when studying at college to figure out what you would like to do for a living. Otherwise, take some more time and make up your mind about the field in which you would like to build your career. Now. You cannot put it off any further.

Make sure you take all your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, interests and talents into consideration when deciding on that point. It is also a good idea to search for information on the fields that interest you and people who are involved into working in them. This will aid you in creating a better vision of the prospective job, and decide whether it appeals to you or not.

2. Research. Since you are already aware of the career you wish to take, you can proceed to looking for tangible companies that could offer you the employment you long to. It is extremely important to discover as many of those as possible, and scan all the available information on what exactly each company does, and whether it is stable or not.

You can find out much from the companies’ websites. However, each company strives to present their business in the best possible way as well as from the management’s perspective. Thus, specialized forum discussions and news archives should not be neglected – they often contain ‘real people’ opinions and light the things up from a different angle. The more you know – the better. Your part here is to shape your opinion as a third party’s one.

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