Searching for a job can be an arduous process. It can be disillusioning when you’re exerting tons of effort without much progress. If you just can’t seem to get a job offer, here are two ways to change that today.
Getting an interview but not an offer – are you prepared for the interview?
Let’s say that you’re sparking enough initial interest in recruiters to land an interview but you’re failing to convert and get an offer. There are a couple of questions you should ask yourself.
- Do you know about the job?
- Do you know about the company?
One way job searchers can help themselves is to do the proper amount of research before the interview. An interviewer wants to see that you’re prepared and that you really want the job. So be sure to put forth the time to thoroughly read over the job description and learn about the company before walking in for the interview.
More specifically, you should make it a point to learn about their company culture and history. Do you know someone who worked at the company? Talk to that person to get real information. That will make a big impression during your interview. This should ensure that you’re better able to answer the questions that come your way and will help you make a better first impression.
Not even getting a phone call/email?
If you’re failing to receive any type of contact from a recruiter, the problem usually lies in your resume or cover letter. Research from TheLadders has found, “Recruiters spend an average of just six seconds scanning a resume before deciding if the candidate is worth calling in for an interview.”
If your resume or cover letter is lackluster, this could definitely be what’s hindering your job search. Have a friend or family member look it over to see if they spot any issues or red flags. Often another set of eyes is all it takes to spot mistakes and help you view your resume or cover letter in a more objective light.
Another idea is to let a staffing agency read it. These professionals will know for sure if you’ve made any errors and will help you resolve them. An added plus is that they may have several companies already lined up who are looking for a candidate with your knowledge and skillset. If so, you may be able to get an offer much quicker than if you kept looking for a job on your own.
Getting stuck in a “job search rut” is never fun. By following these two tips, you can change that today and get things back on track.
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