Although the thought of a new career opportunity is exciting, searching for a job can be truly frustrating. Browsing online vacancy databases, drafting applications, sending resumes and often, not hearing back from many of them is obviously not good for a job seeker´s spirit. Finding the right job is just not an easy task and adding the frustration of waiting and more waiting to the mix, can make it pretty dreadful. However, luckily, there are some things you can do to avoid this frustration when searching for a job.
Make a plan
First of all, you need a plan. You will want to make a plan of the exact actions you are going to take to find that perfect opportunity for you. This plan will involve a lot of research. For example, you will want to research the types of job you want to be hired for. Check what kind of profiles are hired into these positions at the companies you might want to work for. That way you can make sure, you are applying for positions you are actually qualified for. Also, get your paperwork in order. Update your resume, write cover letters for each opportunity and get references. Make sure each of these is customized for the specific vacancy you are applying for, do not send a standard cover letter to every company, because most hiring managers or recruiters won´t fall for it. Finally, since job searching can be very time consuming, it might be wise to use time blocking as a strategy to be as efficient as possible and to avoid extra frustration.
Especially if you are working in a different job or are still studying, it might be difficult to find time to apply for a job and your job search might move to the background. Don´t let that happen and block time in your calendar for when you are actually going to work on this. If it´s in your diary, it´s more likely to happen so make sure you are blocking time for the job search.
Avoiding the frustration of searching for a job altogether
Apart from having a solid plan, if you want to avoid the pain of looking for the perfect career opportunity, you can also consider getting some help in the process. At BOS Staffing, we go above and beyond to help you find the job you really want. It´s our job to match our candidates with their dream position and we take that job very seriously. We have helped hundreds of candidates like you and we can guide you through every step of the hiring process, from the first application to getting the actual offer letter. We know that not every job is the right fit for you, so we won´t stop supporting you until we can match you to the job that is.
Also, did you know that staffing agencies have access to a hidden job market? There are jobs that never get posted and we can help you getting access to those jobs as well, increasing your chances of finding your dream opportunity.
Whether you are looking for a temporary job, a temp-to-hire job or a direct hire, we can help you with your search and get you prepared for your interviews. And the best news, there´s no fee at all for you! So, if you´re serious about finding your dream job and you´re done with all the frustrations that a job search can come with, give us a call or drop by in one of our offices and let´s have a chat!