So you wake up one day and decided you are going to find a new job. At first the idea of all the new possibilities you could do sound fun but after a week or so you begin to wonder what is your worth? There is just so much out there that it may even have you considering moving to make more money. This is why I have made a list of five reason job searching is such a pain
A resume is the first thing every job uses to figure out who you are. While some people are amazing at presenting themselves in a few words other are not. Trying to rewrite your resume to please the company can be a pain because you need to do you research to try to find simple information like the name of the person you are sending it too or what previous experience do you have to suit the job. Overall, no one enjoys making an essay.
2. Do you qualify?
If you have recently done any job searching then you know that almost all jobs expect you to experience in that area. For certain areas this is a fair expectation but for an entry level position this just seems unreasonable. If the job is for an entry level position why would it be expected for you to already have work in a field that you are just starting in?
3. Picking the location
So you find what sounds like your new dream job with all the benefits and salary requirement that you want but there is just one problem. The location is so far from home that you will either be preparing for a long commute or you are considering moving. Moving is a hard choice or may not be an option for some due to medical or maybe this just would be too much for the children. However, now that you know it is there you cannot help but wonder if you should apply. You begin to dig deeper into the company to see if it is possible to make this work. In the end it give you a big headache because you and not sure if you want to change your lifestyle just for this job.
4. Trying something new?
After working in the current field you have you begin to realize that you want to do something different. So you check out Indeed just to see what is in your neighborhood and you realize there are many different fields you may want to try. The next step would be to narrow down the list but because these are all new to you that becomes harder than you originally thought. Not to mention that each day new ones keep popping up and the ones you saw before have disappeared from the list. Having choices can be a great thing but it can almost make it harder to pin down what it is you are actually looking for.
We all struggle with the fight against our own fears. Have you ever saw a job and thought you were not good enough to get in but then you do and you realize that you were more then qualified for the job after getting use to your new task. Fear can hold you back from getting the job you deserve because you think you are not good enough. Do not limit yourself because you don’t think you can handle something, if you are willingly to give it your all and study what your duties are then there is no reason why you should fail.
Overall, the goal here was not to discourage looking for work but I do believe we should admit that looking for work is a full time job in itself especially when you know you have bills. So always make such you are prepared for the jump before you do it.