Sometimes you just don’t feel like a “Fortunate Son” in your job search. It feels like your freedom is washed away from underneath you somewhere around the 50th resume and endless interviews. Fear not, though, there’s still time to regain your freedom. In honor of the 4th of July, we’re giving you the top 4 tips to job search freedom.
4. Exercise your free speech. Don’t let yourself just apply and sit idly by, waiting for the phone to ring or the email to show up. Let employers know you want the job. Speaking up about your interest in the position, either by a followup call or email, is a critical step in getting your name at the top of a candidate pile and putting the ball back in your court.
3. Promote your own general welfare. Relax a little. Don’t let the weight of the world fall on your shoulders. Instead, take care of your own mental health during the incredibly stressful job search process. If you lose your personal freedom it’ll make it that much more difficult to regain your job search freedom.
2. Stay positive. There isn’t really a clever America reference to go along with this tip, but it’s essential to your job search freedom nonetheless. If you allow yourself to become negative during your job search, you quickly lose control. Instead, staying positive will help you take the reins in your job search, giving you much needed mental freedom. In fact, promoting your own general welfare and staying positive go hand-in-hand to ensuring your continued job search freedom.
1. Be all that you can be. Don’t sell yourself short, you have a lot to offer and a number of skills that will help you in your job search. Not shying away from all the skills you have, not just those you think fit the mold, frees you from hiding your true self.
By using these tips hopefully soon you’ll be able to say, “The jobs are coming; the jobs are coming.” So from me to you I say good luck, Happy 4th, and enjoy your newfound job search freedom!
Got any more tips to job search freedom? Let’s hear from you in the comments!
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