3 Warning Signs You're Doing Something Wrong With Your Job Search

Searching for a new job can be a stressful and a wonderful time. You spend a lot of time searching for a job that suits your wants and needs. There's quite a few things you need to consider such as the nature of the job, the hours, and the pay rate. It can be hard to find one that fits your lifestyle perfectly. Here are the three warning signs that you're doing something wrong with your job search.

Getting All the Wrong Offers

If you're getting offers that don't fit your wants and needs, chances are you're doing something wrong. Your search may be too broad or too narrow. Instead, you need to revamp your search and the way you present yourself to potential employers. Focus on emphasizing your traits that suit the type of job you're looking for. Instead of saying you want a job in marketing, state that you want to focus on social media and growing the company's brand. You'll need to stay focused throughout the job hunt and interview process. 

You've Been Seeking for a While

If you've been searching for a while, it's time to reevaluate the way you're presenting yourself. Hiring managers say the top talent is usually off the market by 10 days, while the average job search takes over a month. If you're not getting job offers, that means there are signs you aren't marketing yourself as a top talent. You truly need to highlight your accomplishments and awards and make your resume concise. This will ensure that a potential employer sees what you have to offer. To market yourself as a top talent, make sure you showcase your relevant job experience first. You'll also want to include solid references, stay focused during the interview process and follow-up with potential employers.

The Pay Rate Is Too Low

Another sign that you're doing something wrong with your job search is if you're getting offers that are too low for your pay grade. When searching for a job, make sure you have a set number in mind and that you know your worth. You'll want to showcase how many years you've had in a certain industry. That will help potential employers see that you're not searching for an entry-level position. Those with years of experience in a specified industry have an increased chance of getting notice. That's because employers will see that you can bring experience, commitment and talent to the team.

It's never too late to find the job of your dreams. If you're not getting any offers or the wrong offers, then you need to reevaluate things like your resume, your social media presence and your cover letters.


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