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Don’t Become a Desperate Job Seeker

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to find a job, whether you really need one or just want to switch to a new one. But, you cannot turn into a desperate job seeker or you will be sending employers the wrong message. Here are the best ways to search for a new job without becoming a desperate job seeker.

Take Time Off

One of the first things you should do to avoid becoming a desperate job seeker is to take a day or two off from your search. If you feel you are moving towards desperation, take a step back and re-evaluate where you are right now. You need to ask yourself what it is you want in a new job and if you are being realistic in your search. You need to break any bad habits you have started as well.

Don’t Apply for Everything

Stop applying for every single job you find within your industry. Now, there is nothing wrong with reaching for the stars and applying for a couple of jobs outside of your experience or skill level, but do not send in applications for all of the open jobs you have the ability to handle. This will only lead to disappointment when you do not hear back from employers.

Define Your Search

You need to define your job search and what it is you are looking for in a new position. Do a little bit of research. Browse new websites you have never visited before. You could even write to possible employers about what you are looking for. Who knows, you might get a response that completely surprises you.

Get Personal

The most desperate job seekers out there will simply copy and paste their cover letter for every single job they. Instead, you need to be as personal as possible. Tailor your cover letter to each job, which means you should address it to the hiring manager or department head, and not use “To whom it may concern.” When you are more personal, you definitely do not give the impression that you are desperate.

Focus, Focus, Focus

At the end of the day, you need to focus solely on getting the job that you want. Do not worry about applying for a set number of jobs that you have in your head. Instead, focus your time and energy on being offered employment at the job of your dreams. This will make the job search easier and help you avoid looking desperate.

The staff at Halpin Personnel can assist you in your job search. Contact our experienced recruiting team today to put a plan in place for finding a new job.

 

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