If your job or career isn’t what you want, find meaning and satisfaction elsewhere: in your family, hobbies, or after work interests, for example. Try to be grateful for having work that pays the bills and focus on the parts of your life that bring you joy. Having a vacation or fun weekend activities to look forward to can make a real difference to your working day.
The best blogs have more than just words. They include high-quality visuals, an appealing layout, creative content, and interactive features. So think about the other skills you can bring to the table aside from writing—such as photography, design, or technical capabilities. And if you don’t have any yet? Pick one and use your own blog to develop it. Try taking your own photos instead of using Creative Commons-licensed images, or try your hand at customizing a header. Developing skills from coding to graphic design to video production can give you a big boost over other blogging candidates.
With a down economy, most of us have heard accounts of a job seeker sending out 100, 200, perhaps 300 résumés without getting even one response. These anecdotes are often received by sympathetic ears who commiserate and then share their personal stories of a failed job search. To anyone who has sent out large quantities of résumés without any response or interviews, I offer this advice:
Research has revealed that in general the more of a social life you have, the more people you know, the more time you spend with people outside of work, the more likely you are to find a job.
There’s no way around it: getting rejected from a job is the absolute worst. Whether you made it to the final round of interviews or never heard a peep from the recruiter, you’re probably struggling to figure out what the heck went wrong.
Losing out on a job you were really excited about is a total bummer, but it could also be a golden opportunity for growth. Taking time to reflect on where things might have gone wrong will undoubtedly make you a better, more confident job seeker and interviewer.
Ready for a little honest self-reflection? We’ve rounded up seven probing questions that’ll help you get started.
Everyone who starts out in the working world will encounter the dreaded Permission Paradox: you cannot find a job without experience, yet you cannot get any experience without a job. It’s a textbook Catch-22 that’s discouraging and seems almost impossible to overcome. Almost. Our 11 tips for getting a job without experience can help you go from zero to hero in a very reasonable amount of time (job hunting is never quick!).
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Using a larger platform, like a blog, Facebook, or even Twitter, to provide solutions in your industry is a great way to market yourself as an expert in your industry. In order to build a powerful brand, understand what personal branding is, and learn from those who have mastered the skill.
Whether you are employed or unemployed, volunteer your time in order to expand your network of contacts. Join a sports team, committee, or club that interests you. If you are unemployed, volunteer in the field that you would like to find a job. Also, don’t underestimate the reach of online social networks, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, or of networks from your hobby or personal interest. You never know who you might meet at church, temple or even on the soccer field.
Despite the rise of social media and online job applications, the resume sample is still the essential part of a successful job search. Because of that, candidates usually ask the question — “What should I put on my resume?” A question asked time and again, so we decided to list down some helpful tips in