The Three Skills You Need To Succeed In Your Job Search

The Three Skills You Need To Succeed In Your Job Search

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1. You Need To Have Grit

Grit is defined as possessing perseverance, fortitude and resilience. It's building a coat of armor around you to endure and withstand the blows that you’ll take.  Grit is the steely determination to make yourself strong and impervious to the challenges you encounter. It's digging down deep inside yourself and finding the fire in the belly to 

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become unstoppable. You will face unrelenting rejection, disappointments and dead ends in your pursuit for a new job.  After spending hours, days and weeks completing dozens of lengthy applications and submitting hundreds of résumés, you won't hear a peep from the companies. Interviews will be capricious—cancelled 

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minutes or hours before it was scheduled to start. You’ll go on half a dozen interviews and then get ghosted and never know what really happened and why you didn't hear back. Having grit provides the inner strength, mental rigor and toughness to keep you going in the face of adversity. It will push you to jump over all of the hurdles in your way, run through 

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brick walls and kick down doors to get to the opportunities you want and deserve.

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2. Stay Flexible And Nimble

If you’re doing the same thing each and every day, it may be time to start considering other options—as opposed to continuing to knock your head against the wall. Think of pivoting into something a little different.  Assess your core skills, background and experience and check into how you can apply them to a different job or 

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career. You can then expand your search to include these other types of roles. Casting a larger net will yield more results. Consider what you really want to do next. Ask yourself what’s your passion and love—that can also pay the bills. Find out what you need to learn or the credentials required to start anew, then re-create your

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career. It's not easy to start all over again, especially if you’re of a certain age and previously earned a good living. However, in desperate times, you need to take desperate measures. You may also have to consider relocating to other locations that offer more job opportunities or a lower cost of living. Try applying for jobs outside of your commuting 

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distance and tell them that you’d like to work remotely.

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3. Become A Sales And Marketing Guru

Ages ago, back in 2019 and early 2020, you could have an adequate LinkedIn profile, contact a few friends and former colleagues, send out some résumés and have a good likelihood of getting interviews, which could lead to job offers within a reasonable time frame. Those good ol’ days are now from a bygone era. You now have to work 10 times harder to get a 

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fraction of the results.  Since it was a good job market for many people, it's natural that your interviewing skills atrophied a bit.  You didn’t have to be hardcore to get a job, so you likely became somewhat complacent—expecting that the job opportunities would fall into your lap. That won't fly now. You have to be energized and 

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do everything in your power to get noticed. This entails actively and effectively networking on social media sites, such as LinkedIn. Approach networking with thoughtful purposes with an endgame in mind. Reach out directly to hiring managers and the internal human resources professionals responsible for hiring.

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In this current job market, the key to successfully finding a new job is having grit, allowing yourself to be flexible and learning how to effectively sell yourself to recruiters, people who could offer introductions to opportunities and prospective employers.

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