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5 Common Job Search Challenges, and the Solutions that Actually Work


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1️⃣ You don't know what you want.

You lack direction in your job search, find it very difficult to set your job target, and you can't tell what your strengths or weaknesses are.


🟢 SOLUTION: start with the industry – do you want to stay where you are or change the field? Check old performance reviews, and try to use them to start building the list of your competencies and strengths.

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2️⃣ You don't know where to look – you are overwhelmed with online ads, job boards, and LinkedIn and don't know where to start.


🟢 SOLUTION: List 10 companies you want to work for and start from their website (career page).

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3️⃣ You don't have confidence.

You are relatively new on the job market, or you haven't been in a situation to look for a job for a long time - and you feel insecure.


🟢 SOLUTION: Assess how well prepared you are – are your resume and LinkedIn profile outdated? Do you have a clear job search plan? Do you have enough valid information about the modern market and job search in general?

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4️⃣ You are not getting interviews or job offers.

You've probably sent dozens of applications so far without any success. Or maybe, no matter what you do, you can't pass the 1st interview…


🟢 SOLUTION: Work on your resume and your interview skills. Ask for help if you don't know where to start and how to make any progress.

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5️⃣ You are running out of time.

It's been months since your started looking, and you can't handle the situation anymore (mentally and financially). Or you can't dedicate enough time to your job search because you currently work full-time.


🟢 SOLUTION: Better organisation. If this sound like wishful thinking, ask for professional assistance. You'll get modern job search tools (resume, cover letter, profile, strategy), and you'll save time and nerves.

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If you need a helping hand in any of these, message me, and let's start working. 💬


Work smarter, not harder. 🍀

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