Why Can’t I Find a Job?

Why Can’t I Find a Job?

November 18, 2018


Your resume is not the best match.

Resumes come in stacks of hundreds when a recruiter puts up a job opening online. The best way to have your resume stand out in a pile is to have keywords which match their search engine. Rather than reading through piles of resumes, recruiters upload them online to scan them for keywords which match the job description or information about the company. Having a resume that matches keywords gets you a better chance of being considered for the job by a recruiter.


You are not applying to enough jobs.

With an infinite amount of career paths to choose from, you are bound to find a job which matches your lifestyle if you apply to enough. A common mistake in the job hunt is that people rule out too many jobs since they think they are not capable of doing them. You learn a lot about the line of work once hired and get trained, be sure to apply to more jobs than you think you would like, even practice interviews are extremely helpful.


Gaps in employment.

Big gaps in employment can be a huge issue for hiring managers as they often suspect the worse. Be sure to explain your situation, and why there is a break in your work life, a great place to do this is in your cover letter. Explaining a situation can be much better than not saying anything or trying to cover it up.


Being picky about salary.

The salary listed on the job board may not be exactly what you desire, but they are not always what they seem. Judging the job may be the first instinct, but remember that salaries are negotiable, often include benefits, and easily increase once employment advancements begin. Not applying to positions, or submitting a sloppy and lazy application to a job with a lower salary can be a huge mistake when trying to get hired.

If you haven’t found your dream job yet, don’t get discouraged! New jobs are always being posted, applying these tips can help you find the job you’ve been searching for. Check out our recent job listings at Get Hired Local today!