Getting the desired job is not easy, but it is very easy for job seekers to settle into an unproductive routine. Being unemployed is emotionally taxing, which makes the searchers even more prone to making mistakes. Most professionals searching for a job tend to get into a rut after a while, but the important thing is to identify this and to break out of it. Some of the most common job seeking mistake includes:
Finding a job is a full time activity.
Full day commitment to resumes, applications, interviews and follow-ups is essential for desired results.
A majority of job seekers tend to stick to the same few resources for finding jobs. If these sources have not been fruitful until now, the chances of their providing desired outcome in the near future are also low. What you need is a change of tactics. For instance, creating a social profile and getting in touch with recruiters can be useful.
For concrete results from the job search activity, follow up is important. This can be difficult, if you are applying for a large number of jobs from different sources.
Applying for posts outside your exact field of expertise and widening your search area might be a good idea, but randomly forwarding resumes without any strategy is useless. Instead of wasting your time, it is advisable to apply only for those positions that actually interest you and that you are capable of handling.
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