You’ve been networking, applying to jobs, and nothing of significant interest has materialized yet.
This whole thing is starting to feel like a grind.
The monotony of sending LinkedIn messages, emails, maybe even picking up the phone and calling people directly… of applying to job after job with maybe a phone interview or two is starting to wear on you.
You might be thinking, “What gives?”
I get it.
I’m going to share a few rays of sunshine in hopes they shed light on what you can do to when you’re feeling overwhelmed about the job hunt process.
I like to say, “If you’re getting phone screens, your resume is good.”
If you’re getting first-round interviews, your phone screen skills and resume are dialed in.
If you’re getting to second-round interviews, your first-round interview skills, phone screen skills, and resume are solid.
You get the idea.
So, where are you getting stuck in job hunt process?
? If you’re sending messages and throwing out requests to connect with people, and you’re not getting responses, stick with it!
It’s only a matter of TIME and REPITITION until your messages become more focused and genuine.
? If you’re not getting phone screens, holler at your girl and let’s get that resume in tip-top shape!
Or, at the very least, check out the FOUR blog posts of resume-refresh GOLD I shared on the blog recently.
? If you’re getting phone screens, great! But if you’re not moving past them, hmmm.
What are you and what aren’t you conveying to the recruiter?
Are you sharing too much information, too little, and/or not the right information that demonstrates the value you have to offer?
These are good, critical questions to ask yourself.
You can also ask them regarding first-round, second-round, and final interviews.
Overall, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck, take a step back from your networking messages, your resume, and your interviewing self…
I mean, really put some distance between you and those three things, and take an honest assessment via the two questions I offered above.
What do you see?
What adjustments can you make?
If you’re having a hard time seeing what might need improvement, or you’d like some expert advice, set up a free, 30-minute meeting with me.
I love problem solving this sort of thing and helping people stay in the game when the going gets tough.