Welcome to the first part of a multiple part series on unemployment; the revelations, how to stay positive, how to make the best use of your time, and ultimately get a job.
Let’s first address the elephant in the room, being unemployed is NOT something to be ashamed or embarrassed about, it happens to everyone; forgetting this can cause lasting confidence issues in many which are hard to resolve.
So what are you if not some scum bag living off the government, you are an individual who is actively looking for work in a field that they are suited to. You have ambition and you know what you want in your next role. It sounds simple enough but many focus too heavily on the past, and what happened in the last company, this mentality is hands down the best job repellent in the world.
Mentality is the catalyst that gives people the confidence to believe in you, and it is what gets you a job. This is the best advice I have ever received, “Positive Attitude Breeds Positive Results”, and frankly it does, 8 interviews in 2 month is a testament to this.
What I guarantee from following this guide is that you will be happier and have more interviews than you did before. So here are the necessary stages to obtaining an opportunity that you are suited to and make you happy in the long term.
- Change your mentality to something really positive.
- Set Goals to keep you motivated. (more on this to come)
- Identify your strengths and weakness, this is critical and can lead to realising the job you are pursuing won’t provide a successful career. (more on this to come)
- Create a golden bullet CV. (more on this to come)
- Create a job seekers LinkedIn profile that reflects your CV with a professional profile picture. (more on this to come)
- Get your CV on every relevant job website and make it searchable. (more on this to come)
- Learn how to deal with recruiters. (more on this to come)
- Apply for roles which match your strengths and learn to read the subtext of job specs. (more on this to come)
- Work on your interview technique. (more on this to come)
- Prepare to move back into the workplace. (more on this to come)