HR News, August 12, 2019.

Finding a job depends on the vacancy spots available, your work experience, how your interview went, and much more. Getting hired by your perfect employer is never easy, but this shouldn’t deter you from applying.

Some people lose hope after sending out countless resumes and not hearing back. 

If you are one of these people, it’s time to re-evaluate your job search process. 

Whether you are a new graduate, you recently made a career change, or you took a break from work for personal reasons, the following tips will help you find a job easier.

Define your career goals

Take some time for you to define what your career goals are.

The key to reasonable goals is to ensure that they are ‘SMART’; otherwise known as specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. 

Rather than just looking for any job, you should search for a company that aligns well with your goals. The worst thing you could do when searching when a new job is to panic. Doing so will cause you to settle for any organisation that is hiring, even if you are not happy with the role. 

Instead, give yourself time, and make a list of potential companies that you want to work for. 

Broaden your search

While looking for a job in your field is important, you shouldn’t be so specific that you only want to work for a few select companies. Make a point of broadening your search, and consider looking at what organisations are hiring in other cities, as well. 

Send out multiple resumes and CVs in a day 

Get into a habit of sending out several CVs and cover letters in one day. The job market is competitive, but just because one company didn’t call you back, it doesn’t mean that another one won’t.  

Make sure that your CV is specific and tailored to the business that you want to work for before sending it out, however. 

Get help from the professionals 

You can make your job search far easier if you get recruitment consultants to aid you with the search process. These professionals can connect you with organisations that fit your skill sets. 

Regardless of where you live, there are companies who specialise in these services.

Try not to get overwhelmed and persevere 

Whether no one is hiring or too many companies are hiring at once, it’s possible for you to get overwhelmed. However, this will cause your mental health to decline,and you will no longer feel confident in your abilities to excel in your career. 

The solution is to persevere and maintain a positive mindset while telling yourself you can achieve anything you set your mind to. 

You need money for daily life, and a job will allow you to sustain your way of life. Finding a job, and getting hired by a company you like will take some time. Even on the days when you feel like you lost all hope, remember that you will eventually find that perfect job, and the waiting was worth it. After all, there is no reason to settle working somewhere that makes you unhappy.