Here is What You Need to do to Navigate the Job Market this Year
Have you ever wondered what exactly causes unemployment, whereas excess opportunities exist with an equal number of job seekers? You will also realize that demand is almost equal to supply in many scenarios.
Even with enough chances for everyone, you may have valid reasons for not showing interest in any currently available opportunities. For example, you may be looking for a career change. You may also want remote work.
This post focuses on the key ways of navigating the job market in 2023, and we believe you will find it helpful.
Ensure Your Resume is Always Up-To-Date
The million-dollar question here is whether your resume is well-drafted and updated. You should also ensure it features all your relevant professional and personal information. Here is another thing! Before uploading your resume and cover letter on all social media networks and job portals, ensure the cover letter properly outlines your ambitions, interests, etc.
Is Remote Work Your Passion?
Navigating the job market today also requires establishing whether remote work is what you want. The Covid-19 pandemic showed us that remote working can be a preferred working mode for most of us.
But still, employers may present you with better opportunities that require you to work from the office. Therefore, why not embrace such options, provided they offer better career growth, salary packages, and onsite travel, among other things?
Understand if You Need a Career Change
It is okay if you begin hating the job you have practiced for a long time. This feeling may demotivate you, especially due to these reasons;
- Your current career lacks growth opportunities
- Your wish to follow your passion
We understand this scenario, and based on other people’s experiences, here is what you should do;
- Meet your colleagues
- Connect with people online
- Research adequately by surfing the internet, etc.
And most importantly, consider the pros and cons of a career change which is particularly vital if your family depends on you.
Start Sending Applications
We understand that you may find job-search highly overwhelming. But here is the thing! If you keep sending applications for the appropriate roles for you without quitting, at one point or another, you will receive great news.
Did you know that most job-seekers don’t send hiring managers thankyou emails? It is essential to note that immediately after the hiring manager and the recruiter interview you, thanking them for offering such an opportunity through a thank you email makes you stand out.
Additionally, this is the part where you must exercise patience while waiting for the final round of HR confirmation. But suppose you don’t get a response within a week or two. In that case, we recommend reaching out to the recruiter. And this takes us to our last point.
Try to Reach Out to the Recruiter
No doubt hiring managers and recruiters have contact details. Due to the numerous job opportunities that they post from time to time, we recommend that you try contacting them and request additional information on the following;
- The role that you applied to
- Oher company opportunities
- The hiring manager interview
Leveraging the above key points will help you navigate the job market successfully. And remember to celebrate once the recruiter calls you to let you know you have been selected for the position.