For those job hunters that have been searching for a job for months or more, the whole job search process may seem a bit stale. CareerBuilder.com, Dice.com, and Monster.com to name just a few job search websites and job search engines appears never ending. It is frustrating to go months without finding a job. Inevitability you begin to question yourself, your professional skills, experience, qualifications, or even your education. But you’re not alone. In times of high unemployment and a slow moving job market can create the appearance of a job search that becomes stagnated.
Over the next few days we will provide some job search strategies and tips to revive your job hunt and reenergize your career confidence.
Tip #1: Try looking for a Part Time Job, a Temporary Job, or Volunteering.
Short term, part-time, or temporary work in your career field is a good way to get your foot in the door. Even if there does not seem to be any full time jobs opening any time soon, part time work and temp work is a way your employer can get to know you and your work ethic. If a job happens to open up or a new position is created, then you are at a higher advantage then others who may be applying for that same job. You’ll have much more than a resume to show the company.