Are you exhausted from job-hunting? Perhaps you’ve sent out numerous resumes, but are not getting interviews? Or maybe you’ve made it to the interview, but have yet to receive a job offer?
If you feel like you’ve done everything in your power to land a job and you’re not hearing back from recruiters or hiring managers (or are not receiving job offers), there could be something hindering you from getting hired.
Here are 7 practical tips to consider when you can’t find a job:
Recruiters are also looking for job seekers who positively stand out from other applicants. Try customizing your resume and cover letter to fit each job description, including emphasizing your accomplishments that align with the key requirements or qualifications outlined in the position descriptions. For cover letters, relate your skills to aspects of the position and share how you will be able to address them if offered the position. This will help recruiters see you as a viable, strong candidate, and will at least, help you get an interview.
For job seekers with disabilities, part of interview prep may include deciding when and if you will disclose your disability to a potential employer. You may choose to reach out prior to an interview to determine if the interview/office space will meet your access needs. You may also consider disclosing your disability during or after the interview process. This is more common for people with invisible disabilities, or those who may be completing a virtual/phone interview. Ultimately, disclosing your disability is an individual choice that must be made by the job seeker. For more information on disclosing your disability, visit the Job Accommodation Network.
For additional information or resources to help you with your job search, contact the Getting Hired team. Job seekers with disabilities should also be sure to check out Getting Hired’s upcoming Online Career Fair on May 2, 2019.