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Tis The Season to Find That Job

Tis the Season for Job Hunting

A frustrating job search during the holidays can lead us to wonder why a company is not giving the gift of “job” this holiday season.  Questions begin to arise.  Is there something wrong with me?  Am I not qualified for the job?  What is it about me that people don’t like? Job searching during the holidays can be difficult. Job Search Frustration After you’ve submitted dozens of resumes with little to no response, it’s easy to begin thinking this way about yourself.  The truth is that employers look at hiring a little different than how a job seeker does. They will try to hire an internal candidate.  Almost always, a company will try to hire an internal candidate to fill a role first.  An internal candidate will at least have the first...

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How To Find a Job You Want To Do

how to find a job you actually want to do

From a survey done by Corridor Careers, many job seekers reported having a tough time knowing how to find a job that they actually want to do.  There are multiple reasons that you may be having a tough time finding a job you love, and here are some of the most common: Unsure of what you like to do Lack of jobs in your field available Haven’t found the right atmosphere Lack of motivation These are just a few.  Let’s begin to untangle some of the mysteries surrounding why job seekers have a tough time finding work that they want to do. Know Yourself The most important thing when weeding through jobs is knowing yourself, what your personality type is, and finding job fits based on your personality.  This is super helpful in eliminating...

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How To Stay Motivated In Your Job Search

How to stay motivated in your job search by using gamification

Being on the job hunt for weeks can be frustrating, and it’s hard to know how to stay motivated in your job search. Looking for prospective employers and potential job fits, and waiting in vain for a response are common complaints of job seekers.  After several job application submissions and little to no response later, you start to feel it.  That heavyweight on your chest and in your head.  This is the time in your job search it becomes important to stay motivated.  It may also be the time to question why you aren’t seeing results and thoughts begin to rumble in your head: “Is there something wrong with me?” “Why don’t employers see how great I am?” “How many more applications is this going to take before I see results?” The truth is...

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Mental Health and Your Job Search

Man struggling with job search Corridor Careers

Job Search and Depression Not every job search results in depression, but often the struggle with mental health during a job search is ignored. Research studies have shown that initially after losing a job, the experience can be quite unsettling.  After the initial shock wears off, people can find a sense of relief and freedom when they are let go or quit a job.  However, if the job hunt continues for 10 weeks or more the experience can begin to lead to anxiety and depression.1  This comes from a job seeker being rejected time after time during their job search. (Please note, if you are experiencing serious depression, call 1-800-332-4224 to use the Foundation2 crisis chat line right away) In Eastern Iowa, we are seeing historically low...

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