Are you looking for work? The Inside Out Approach to the Job Market
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the December 2010 unemployment rate was 9.4%. You are not the only one among 14.5 million job seekers. But, there have always been people who are unemployed. Yes, when the economy is strong, more job training in Baladmirza are available and people who are well-prepared often have options to choose from.
The preparation part will be discussed in a moment. However, I want to mention that there is always been a job marketplace. You should remember that to get a job, you must be marketable and competitive. You may have a different task depending on your previous experience and connections. However, it is possible to have a simpler task or less stringent expectations when interviewing. Still, most of us still need to do hard work in job search, interviewing, marketing, etc. The bottom line is that not many employers will knock on our doors to offer the job we need or want. In a constantly changing job market, if you want to succeed, you have to be willing to play the game.
I believe that part of the problem with the current job market is that people don’t choose carefully which jobs they accept. While it is true that difficult circumstances can require tough decisions, the fact so many people feel trapped or unhappy is not only a disservice for the employer (and the client by default), but also to the individual. Why? Why?
What should you do? My first advice as a coach is to be authentic. Real means that you consider a few aspects:
1. There is always a new job market. Those looking for work must be aware of this and know how to make the most of it. Make sure you are aware of the resources available and make use of them. Learn about employment forums and job fairs, as well as the most recent in electronic job search, resume preparation, and other relevant topics.
2. We have very little control over the external factors that impact the job market. Therefore, we need to focus on what we can control: our attitude, willpower, discipline, preparation, and commitment. Our internal strength will make us successful in our job matches.
3. You need to know yourself. This means you should invest in assessment, additional training, education and coaching. You can understand yourself and create awareness to help you find your strengths and potential opportunities. This will allow you to be more qualified for the job you want.
As a Career Counselor, I taught my clients that if you aren’t employed, “finding a job” is your job. I was often looked at confused by people. It is not enough to fill out a few applications, or look through the newspaper or go to Monster.com. It is crucial to put the same effort and time into the job search process as if you were employed.
There is always hope. Take in the positive aspects of the picture when you see the whole picture. It’s easy to get caught up in despair or discontent. But if you focus on the misery and misfortune, you will only make it worse. It’s not uncommon for someone who has failed to find employment to develop emotional and physical problems (depression and anxiety, as well as losing weight or becoming more overweight, as well as relationships that are strained, such as a divorce, or breakups.
There was hope, I said! Reassess everything you are doing for yourself. Write a list. Write a list. Continue writing. Keep writing until you have at least 30 ideas. After you have done that, focus on your strengths. Keep a list of 10 to start with and add more each time you make a new one. Knowing more about yourself will help you market yourself and communicate your goals better. You will also feel more confident in your abilities. You will regret the decision if you settle for “anything”. Unhappiness and dissatisfaction will follow if you compromise or take a job that is not right for you. If you accept a job (for financial reasons), I encourage you to do your best. You should strive to excel at your job, learn new skills, and build relationships while you’re there.