Possible reasons you are struggling in finding that new job

Key Corporate Services Executive Recruiters is in the business of finding candidates jobs.  So, we know how frustrating it can be when someone is looking on their own and not having much luck.  Depression and anxiety can filter in.

While we don’t want to “pile it on” when a job seeker is already experiencing self-doubt, we think the following thoughts might be worth consideration:

1. You’re targeting the wrong jobs.

Are you sure you are targeting the right job? Think hard about what type of positions you’re looking for and narrow your search parameters accordingly. When looking at a job, ask yourself if the description fits your experience and skill set. Do you feel capable of performing all the listed tasks? Do you truly have the experience requested in the requirements? If the answer is no, you’re likely wasting time and energy. Only apply for positions you are qualified for, and try not to be too hard-set on a specific company or position. Nine times out of ten, poor searches yield poor results.

2. Your resume isn’t aligned with your professional goals.

A resume focused on your goal profession is the critical resource to get your foot in the door for that coveted interview. It should highlight relevant strengths and demonstrate that you have the professional skills and background required to excel in a given position.

Use strong, concise language to make your resume stand out in the over-saturated crowd. Also, make sure your resume is devoid of any outdated or superfluous information.

3. You’re not using your network to its full potential 

Remember the adage “it’s not what you know, but who you know”.   That translates as NETWORKING. Whether you like it or not, according to Forbes,networking is still the best way to find a job in today’s career market. That doesn’t mean to hit up your extended family and entire high school class begging for work, but it’s never a bad idea to phone a friend and ask for help.

-from The Key Corporate Services Blog Team