Keys to Keeping Your Job Search in Perspective

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At ResumeSpice, we know how exciting it can be to search for a new job – one that opens doors to new challenges and experiences. But we also know you can expect to encounter obstacles along the way, such as not hearing back from a hiring manager when you believe you’re the perfect candidate. It’s important to stay focused and motivated when your job search is seemingly stalled. If you maintain the right perspective, dealing with obstacles and uncertainties will be much easier. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate the job search journey:

Tailor your resume and cover letter.
If you aren’t landing interviews, this could be a sign that your resume/cover letter need to be customized. Recruiters and hiring managers can see through a generic resume and cover letter. Don’t panic—rewriting the documents isn’t typically necessary. However, it’s important to invest the time and effort to tailor your application. Review the job description and company website – and embed useful and relevant experiences that demonstrate you’re the perfect match for the position and company.

Be patient.
Don’t take it personally if you don’t hear back to your application right away. Hiring managers and recruiters have extremely busy schedules, so stay patient as you continue your search. Just when you think your application has landed on deaf ears – is when you oftentimes hear back.

Don’t pause your search until you’ve received the offer.
Even if you aced your interview and are 99.99% sure you’ll land the job, there’s still a .01% chance that you didn’t. Keep looking until you’ve received AND signed your official job offer letter.

Remember that you’re unique and so is your job search.
Avoid comparing yourself or your job search to other candidates and their job searches. You have a unique set of skills, and your job is to sell yourself to land a position in your field of interest.

If you’d like more help with your job search, don’t hesitate to reach out to the ResumeSpice team. Our resume writers and career consultants can assist you with your entire job search process—from resumes and LinkedIn profiles to interview preparation—and help you maintain the perspective you need to succeed in your job search.