This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with job hunting tips.
Looking for the next step in your career, or searching for a new job after a period out of work, can be a very stressful time and one which many women struggle with, after all, you’re putting yourself on paper and asking someone to judge you, which can leave people feeling vulnerable and upset if things don’t go their way. But pain-free job hunting isn’t unachievable and these 4 simple tips will help to make it easier.
Tips to Make Job Hunting Easier
- Review how you approach job hunting mentally
One of the most difficult aspects of job hunting is the mental toll it takes. It requires you to be vulnerable, to put yourself and your skills on paper and to be judged by an external party. If you find that you have a negative association with job hunting then it’s time to change your mindset. Instead of thinking about job hunting as a potential employer choosing you, think of it as you choosing them. An employment contract is a two-way relationship and it’s just as important that you find the right company for you as it is that your employer finds the right person for them.
- Don’t be disheartened by rejection
No one likes to be rejected, but sadly this is just a part of the job-hunting process and one which you will need to come to terms with. Remember that rejection when job hunting isn’t anything personal, even a rose can be a weed in the wrong garden, you just need to find the right position for you. One way to deal with rejection is to think of it as happening for a reason, the universe works in mysterious ways and the position you eventually end up in is as a result of all of the actions that happen previously. There’s a dream job waiting just for you and you may have to experience several rejections to find it.
- Make sure that you hunt in the right places
At times it can seem like you are spending hours trawling through job sites with no results that meet your needs and this could be because you aren’t looking in the right places. Generic job websites are great for quantity but often not so great for quality. To find a better selection of roles within the industry or field you wish to work in try to search on more niche job boards such as Practice Match, which specializes in matching physicians to medical facilities. Searching niche job boards will save you so much time trawling through irrelevant job advertisements.
- Accept that things can take time
Even when you are doing everything right, it’s important to remember that the job-hunting process takes time. We live in a world where we are accustomed to instant gratification but you won’t often find this in the recruitment sector and finding a role that’s right for you can take longer than you may have anticipated. Be patient and consistent and opportunities will arise but if you’re really worried about the process taking too much time then consider hiring a recruiter to help match you to suitable opportunities.