How to Get Over Job Search Fatigue
April 22nd, 2020 Written by: Masterson Staffing Solutions
When you’re having trouble finding a job, it can be difficult to not feel burnt out. Many people get discouraged after trying for weeks, even months, and just want to give up. If this is the case you’re facing, know that it is extremely common and that there are ways to get out of it. If you’re experiencing job hunting fatigue, make sure to follow these great tips on getting out of it and getting yourself hired.
Expand Your Job Search
We tend to get tunnel vision when it comes to job hunting. There are many online listing boards you can utilize, however, that is not the end-all-be-all market for jobs. If you’ve felt like you’ve applied to every job you’re interested in, it’s time to expand your options. Many companies are always hiring on their company website, and not through resources like Indeed or LinkedIn. You could be surprised by just how many jobs are posted directly on the “Careers” page of a company website.
Make a List of Companies You’d Like To Work For
If you don’t know where to begin with searching company websites, you should then make a list of companies you would love to work for. This could be the small shop right next to your favorite restaurant, or maybe even at one of the offices of a Fortune 500 Company. It doesn’t matter how big or small, or what type of industry it is. Take the time to research local options, and even look nationally! You never know what’s in store for you if you don’t put your foot out there.
Reach Out to People at the Company
This might sound really intimidating, but there is no harm in trying. Firstly, if you haven’t already, you should create a LinkedIn account. This is single-handedly the best network for connecting with professionals. After you’ve created a list, you should start reaching out to people who work at the company. LinkedIn offers a tool to find information about the company. You should also checkout the company website to scout out contacts, especially hiring managers. Invite them to connect, and introduce yourself! This can be a little anxiety-inducing, but that’s okay! Just remember, there is no harm in trying.
Keep On Networking
Networking is ultimately your best bet at getting a job. Luckily, if you followed the first set of tips, you will only be expanding your network. Once you’ve built a substantial network, reach out to meet some people in person. It is important that you offer to meet in person and not over the phone or email. This helps you stay on the person’s mind, since a person-to-person meeting is much more impactful than a thread of emails. When you meet with them, let them know your interests and goals and continuously keep in conversation after meeting. You will be surprised how much the effort could pay off.
Contact a Staffing Agency
Working with a staffing agency is also a great idea. For those who don’t know where to begin, it is a great resource. This also does not need to be the absolute last resort for you in your job search! Many people can benefit from working with a professional staffing solutions company from the beginning of their job hunt.
If you need help landing your next job, don’t hesitate to contact the staffing professionals at Masterson Staffing Solutions! We can be reached online, by phone or in person at any one of our many office locations.