The attitude you decide to adopt can help make or break your job search & it up to you to decide which one to take (positive or negative). These are the types of attitudes you should possess to help you:-
• Positive attitude (you will achieve your goal & hard work will pay off)
• Attitude to change when needed (Change approach, materials etc if they not working)
• An attitude on how to take bumps and move forward (Recover from mistakes)
• Right attitude over rejections (Don’t dwell or feel dejected, learn from them and develop)
It is important that you undertake a full inventory of yourself. What skills and abilities do you possess? Which of your skills are transferable and can be used in other jobs/industries? What are your values & experiences? You need to fully understand what you bring to the potential jobs out there. It may also help you find better ways to describe yourself, skills & achievements to employers in CVs, cover letters, job applications & interviews. It also helps to find helpful sources to help you develop your skills or even your job search.
A lot of job seekers will just use the traditional ways to find jobs such as sending out CVs, job postings, agencies and internet. Remember that there are a lot of ‘hidden jobs’ (jobs not advertised). You should be looking for these jobs via networking whether online or in person. Get connecting to people/groups to find these opportunities.
Sometimes the jobs we want are just not there so what do you do next. Well there are a few things you could do. Think about a career change! Your skills and abilities can be transferable and apply other job roles in different careers or industries. Think about relocating to another city or area where you know there are job opportunities for you. The last choice you could take is to create your own business. This is a difficult option and needs to be discussed with experts but if you have an idea or product that can succeed, then why not!
This is one survival tip that some individuals in the job search don’t always like to do. If you can help other individuals in the job search then do it. We all gain information about opportunities or helpful tips during a job search. If you know someone who can benefit from it, then help them and pass it on. You never know that they may return the favour but once leading people hear of you helping others it can help lift your reputation and get you noticed leading to potential opportunities.