Are you struggling to land a job? You have sent countless résumés for various companies. Out of desperation, you have even tried to apply for a job you don’t like, or for a job not in line with the degree you finished. You are frustrated while waiting for that call, but you are still unemployed. If this is you current situation, do not worry.
Here are the things you can do if you just can’t find a job:
Find a temporary position. Just because it is a temporary position doesn’t mean you can just take them for granted. You must be flexible when it comes to your time and skills. If you prove you are reliable and efficient while working on a temporary job, you can go a long way. You will be earning, you can establish new connections, and you can improve your resume by working on a temporary position.
Check Your Resume. Even f you have gone through your resume over and over again, there is no harm in reviewing it. Check the spelling, the grammar and the idea. Have someone else look and edit it. Make sure you put your hard skills like software development, as well as your soft skills like “can work well with others.”
Build Your Network. Talk to people. Talk to your friends, old colleagues, new people and more. Remember, sometimes, it is not what you know, it’s who you know. Your conversations may lead you to a topic about a job offering that perfectly fits your credentials.
Do Volunteer Work. By doing volunteer work, you can sharpen your skill, improve your resume and establish new connections.
Broaden Your Horizons. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you want to earn more experience, connections and job opportunities move away from your locality. Don’t live in another location unless you get a job offering in that state, city, or country yet.
Expand your Job Opportunities. Just like going to new places, you should move away from your niche and try new jobs that are not in line with the degree you finished.