If you’re unemployed, it’s not always easy to get a job. With a global unemployment rate estimated at more than 10 percent, it’s easy to get discouraged and give up on your search. Fortunately, there are ways to maintain a positive attitude during a stressful job search. Here are some of those strategies. Keeping a positive attitude will keep you motivated and on track during the stressful job search process.
Make a wishlist of companies you’d like to work for. You can start by writing to these companies and asking them for a resume. This way, you’ll know exactly which positions you’re most interested in. Also, it’s important to remember to follow up on all applications you’ve made. Some companies may not reply to applications, so follow up to make sure your resume is received. But, if you’re able to meet a hiring manager, you’re more likely to land a job than someone with no connections at all.
Using a recruiter is another great option if you have no luck on your own. Many companies hire recruiters to fill open positions. While recruiters may be helpful in your job search, remember that they work on commission and won’t be looking to pay you unless they’re successful. Before accepting any offer, negotiate a fair wage. However, if you’re contacted by a recruiter, it’s a good idea to read the company’s terms of employment.