Distracting Job Search - Don't Get Caught in the Endless Loop

Author Byline: CareerAlley | Author Website: http://CareerAlley.com

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up" - Babe Ruth You are finally ready to look for a new job. You make a list of job search sites and start with the first one on your list. You put in your search criteria and come up with hundreds of matches and start reviewing each one, applying to those that are good matches as you go. You do this for the next few days, applying to dozens of opportunities. Even though the opportunities look like they should be directly with companies, the only calls or emails you get are from recruiters. The standard story is that the job you applied for "has been filled", but they may have other opportunities. So, what's next? Like everything on the Internet, you need to focus your search and not get caught in an endless loop.

  • 5 Ways to Fix Your Job Search - Is your job search not working? Need to get some other ideas? This article, posted on USNews.com, provides a few good ideas to help get your job search back on track. From fixing your cover letter to tapping into your network, this article is worth a read if you feel like your job search is in a slump. While you are there, take a look at their careers section (click the link at the top of the page).
  • The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search - This is an interesting topic as I don't think that many people think of using persuasion in their job search (I certainly did not think of it). Little things like your handshake, language and even when to stay silent can have an impact on your job search.
  • Overcoming the Groundhog Day Job Search Syndrome - Bill Murray Lives - This article was posted on examiner.com and, if you've seen the move Groundhog Day, you will definitely know the feeling. This article will really hit home for many readers as it focuses on stalled job searches (which many of us have experienced) and gives some great tips. Distractions and lack of discipline top the list, take a read.
  • No Magic Pill 5 Reasons Why Some People Get Hired Faster - The lead line of the article, posted on clevercareerist.com, reminds us of that nagging reality - "Why do some people find a job so fast and I'm still looking?". 5 great tips are offered, and there is definitely a trend (across similar articles). The "tried and true" techniques are very consistent and, if you are not already using them, now is the time.
Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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