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Why You Can’t Find a Job (And It’s Not Because There Aren’t Any)

Yes, we all know that unemployment is a huge problem the last few years but it doesn’t mean that getting back up on your feet and finding a new job is hopeless. In fact, there are many employment opportunities out there — 100,000 job openings were listed in Monster.com while Indeed.com has over 150,000 so it really is just a matter of grabbing that opportunity and landing that job!

So while competition may be tough as there are just as many (if not more) unemployed as there are job openings, there are ways to get ahead and find work today. According to an article in Forbes.com, more people are unemployed because of their attitude and not because there are no jobs. Allegedly, many job hunters do not have the right frame of mind to do the work needed in order to get unemployed,

Here are some tips to build a better attitude as well as your chances of employment:

  • Finding a job takes a lot of work. According to studies, the average time spent in looking for a job is only 40 minutes a day. You have to invest time and effort in your job-search activities.
  • Know what kinds of jobs are available online as well as those that are posted on company websites. Research is important to job seekers order to help them define the type of work they want and plan the steps needed to be hired.
  • Make sure your resume profiles your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) or some skills that can be invaluable in the type of work you want.
  • Be prepared in your interview – showcase yourself and be more positive. Do not be afraid of not being “good enough”.

By following these tips, you’ll get a jump-start to find a new job. Remember, patience and perseverance goes a long way so don’t be a defeatist and make more efforts to get employed.

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  1. Paul says

    I agree with you that allotting more time to your job hunt, doing research and being prepared gives you an edge over other applicants. But I do understand that it is also disheartening to know that in one job there are about 20 -50 people competing for the same post. I guess, you just have to persevere and believe that the job you are looking or is out there

  2. Kelsey Rogers says

    Great article! I just resigned from my job and I’m trying to find another one. The tips that you have given are really useful for job applicants like me. Thanks!



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