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It’s always nice when you have the opportunity to look for a new job at your own pace. Unfortunately, this usually isn’t the case. Many people head to the job market with a sense of urgency, either due to financial stress or because their current job is creating a different kind of stress altogether. It also seems to happen that the more urgent the need for a new job, the longer it takes to find one.

More than half of people who have recently been in the job-hunting market say it took them at least two months to find a job. This isn’t because the universe is working against job seekers, although it can certainly feel like it at times. The problem is usually that a frantic job search sends a person off in the wrong direction, causing them to miss great opportunities that are right in front of them.

Are you ready for a change of career, or need a new job ASAP? Here are three things to try:

 

    1. Let People Know You’re Looking

They say the most effective way to find a new job is through networking, but what if you don’t feel like you have a solid professional network to reach out to? Workers in construction, manufacturing and other light industrial work, don’t always feel like they have a great professional network, so how can they take advantage of this top job-hunting tip?

Chances are your network is larger than it seems. If you’re looking for a new job, start by letting people know – this includes even your most casual acquaintances. Mention your search to anyone who might have connections related to your industry or knows someone who does. Put a few “feelers” out on social media, build up your LinkedIn profile and try reaching out to some new networks. A little effort into outreach pays off.

 

    1. Don’t Allow Lulls in Your Jobs Search

You’ve either received a callback or had what you perceived as a great interview for a job you’re perfect for. You’re certain that it’s yours, so you put the job search on the back burner, only to not hear back or find out you weren’t the top candidate for the position. This is a disappointing scenario, but the worst part is you’ve lost days, if not weeks, of valuable time where you suspended your job search.

There’s an important lesson to be learned here. Don’t stop looking until you report for your first day of work. A callback or a great interview doesn’t guarantee that a job is yours. Suspending your job search can cost you valuable time in becoming gainfully employed.

 

    1. Work With a Top Notch Staffing Agency

What’s the surest, fastest way to land a job that you’re perfect for? The answer is working with a staffing agency that’s committed to connecting you with a company that’s looking for professionals with your exact skill set, like Top Notch Personnel. Job hunting can be stressful, let us relieve the pressure and place you in a great new position fast.

 

Ready to Kick Start Your Job Search? Contact Top Notch Personnel!

Stop wasting time on ineffective job search strategies and contact the expert recruiters Top Notch Personnel today!

 

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