When offering job seeking or hiring advice, we can’t guarantee that any specific tip will lead straight to new employment. Many factors lead to a successful hire; in the staffing and recruiting industry, we see the ins and outs of both the searching process and the hiring process. What we can guarantee is that your whole professional game matters.
Who’s at fault?
If the job search is going longer than expected and frustration sets in, it’s easy to blame others. The job market should not become a blame game; as long as you’re making good choices in life, health, and work, utilizing as many resources as possible, growing your skill set, and applying for positions that you feel are right for you, you certainly cannot blame yourself. It doesn’t help to blame others, whether they be career counselors, hiring managers, or recruiters, either. Blaming is an extremely negative action – and negativity is something to avoid as much as possible during an intense job search. Negativity can fester to the point of nearly killing an otherwise positive person’s outlook. Reacting to a challenging situation such as a lengthy job search in a negative manner absorbs valuable energy that should be reserved for delivering great interviews, crafting well-written cover letters, and simply, focusing.
You matter the most.
We’ve met a lot of frustrated individuals who are on the edge of giving up. We’ve also met quite a few hiring managers who are having trouble finding the right personnel to join their staff and help the business grow, which is one reason why they connect with a recruiter. It’s all about finding the right fit for both the applicant and the company; neither would benefit from an inappropriate placement. You must continue on and remain positive, as managers can sense desperation, frustration, and any sense of entitlement. Work hard, stay organized and focused. Avoid aiming frustration toward those who are trying to help you, and take care of yourself physically and mentally.
Dr. Tom Denham is a fantastic source of information for those who are in the midst of an intense job search or career transition. Read Dr.Tom’s advice here.