Job hunting is pretty much like dating. You put yourself out there in hopes of finding the perfect match. So how do job hunting and dating relate?
1. Great Things Take Time
Job search is not a one-night-stand. Finding a job – or at least the one you want to work in – takes time. Keep in mind that there are employers and recruiters who need to process your application amongst thousands of others before you actually land the job. This process can take a couple of months.
2. Go with the flow.
Keep an open mindset towards all opportunities and be willing to compromise. You never know, that job you are eliminating might lead you to a new unfound talent.
3. Relax; you’re not putting a ring on it.
You might be hesitant to even apply for that job because you don’t know if it’s the right one for you. But hey, you are not “exclusive” yet. There is always a probation period that you can experience the job in and then if you’re not feeling it you can break it off.
4. Make it a priority.
If you are not in the lookout on a daily – or at least weekly – basis, you will miss out on many great opportunities.
5. Consider blind-dating
Use the right search mediums. I like to check GDN’s classifieds section and the new results on Indeed, LinkedIn and of course Majra. You might also take advantage of your friends and network. Think of it like blind-dating – they could open your eyes to offers that you didn’t even consider.
The Bottom Line
Don’t let the idea of being unemployed haunt you. Job-hunt; there is something out there for you. Also remember, you are not alone. We have all been there. While it lasts, enjoy the thrill of the chase.