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Top 2 tips on Job Search for a 2020 Job Market

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Top 2 tips on Job Search for a 2020 Job Market

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At this time of year, it’s pretty typical to see a lot of change happening in many workplaces. Be it redundancies, retirement or restructure, individuals are actively looking for a job for the new year.

Job hunting takes a lot of hard work and quite frankly can be a bitch, especially if you are not in the right mindset. It’s like being on an emotional roller coaster where you experience highs and lows at every hour of the working week. Most individuals are fearing the unknown. You ask yourself, will I ever get a job, when I do will it pay the right money, will I be fulfilled or am I heading into a job eventually I will hate.

One thing is for certain, to job search in today’s competitive global job market you need all the help you can get. So I am sharing 2 simple tips on job search to help you today.

There are 2 key skills you need to develop if you don’t have them already. They are Resilience & Grit.

Resilience is defined as your ability to bounce back from adversity. Job searches can often involve putting in a lot of effort and receiving little reward for those efforts. This can be a challenge for the times we live in now. The culture of instant gratification is common these days. It is easy to get rewards playing the latest game on your phone or Xbox but the problem is job search doesn’t work that way.

Working through your thinking patterns as you receive constant knock backs is the challenging part. This often determines the outcome of the job-hunting process. Your resilience can be dependent on your life experiences to date, what’s happening in your life right now and the right type of support around you.

Grit is pure and simple persistence and not giving up. In times where we are constantly being bombarded for choice, it is easy to move from one thing to another. When things get hard, it’s easy to say ‘I can’t’ or ‘I don’t want to’. The challenge with grit is how badly do you want something. When it comes to careers and jobs, without any career guidance individuals often come to job search not knowing what they want and it shows when they start speaking with recruitment agencies and organisational recruiters.

To achieve grit, you need to be clear and transparent with what you need, want and where you want to see yourself.

Research tells us that looking for work will be successful if resilience and grit are possessed by the job searcher. You are likely to be persistent, resourceful, self-reliant and determined. Combine this with effective current job search strategy and your job hunting outcome will no doubt be positive & successful.

If you found these two tips in job hunting useful and know somebody else could benefit, please share with your network to spread the word.

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