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You’re not happy in your current job, but you also don’t feel ready to take the next step. Certain obstacles pertaining to your job search are holding you back, but they’re not as big of a deal as you think. 

In your mind, these issues are nearly insurmountable, but they’re actually very common. Here’s some advice to help you get past them. 

It’s Time to Combat These 3 Job Search Challenges 

  1. Resume Gap

Everyone doesn’t seamlessly glide between jobs. Whether your time off from the workforce was voluntary  i.e., a break to stay home with your kids  or involuntary  i.e., you were fired  you can bounce back from a resume gap.  

If you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, enroll in a class or take on a relevant volunteer opportunity to boost your skills. Create a functional resume that focuses on your skills and experience, instead of recent jobs. When employers ask about your resume gap  and they will  be open and honest, because the truth will come out. 

  1. Lack of Connections

Who you know can get you far in your career, and you don’t know that many people. Thankfully, expanding your network is a lot easier than you realize. Meet new people by joining a professional organization with a chapter in your local area, attending networking happy hours, and using social media to network. It’s also wise to reconnect with your existing network because you never know who might be able to assist with your search.  

Of course, one-sided relationships won’t last, so be willing to help your contacts out with their careers in any way you can. People remember those who went out of their way for them, and they’re eager to return the favor. 

  1. No Clear Direction

You’ve been moving aimlessly between jobs, but you’re ready to build a career finally. The only problem is, you’re not sure what you want to do with your life. It probably seems like everyone else has it all figured out, but they certainly don’t. 

A recruiter can help you get on track with a career that makes you feel fulfilled. They’ll work with you to discover your strengths and passions, so you can find a job you truly enjoy. 

Ready to start the new year with an exciting new job? Wood Staffing wants to help you find the right fit here in Michiana. Contact us today to start your search! 

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