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No matter how resilient you are, it’s completely normal for job hunting to send shivers down your spine. It’s not news that searching for a new job is downright exhausting.

We’ve heard it from all sorts of people from different paths of life.

As a recruitment agency, we understand why people and why employers might hate anything to do with the employment process.



Let’s shed some light on why most people hate job hunting and how they can make this process a little bit easier:

 

Endless Rejection

After sending out countless job applications,it’s disheartening to receive that rejection email or phonecall. We’ve heard people saying they started questioning their self-esteem and their worth at the end of the process.

It’s also a part most recruiters find difficult to get through: calling a candidate to announce their rejection. Sadly, rejection is a part of the process and we invite you to shift your perspective and look at it as a lesson and step forward.

 

Lack of feedback

Often, job seekers receive little to no feedback on their applications or interviews, making it difficult to understand where they went wrong or how they can improve. Working with a recruitment consultant means you are guaranteed to receive some feedback if the consultant does a great quality job.

Feedback can help job seekers improve their skills and also gain some hope during their job searching process.

 

Embracing a positive mindset

While job hunting challenges are inevitable, adopting a positive mindset is crucial to combat negative feelings. Here’s how you can stay motivated and focused during your job search:

 

a) Set Realistic Expectations: Understand that the job search process takes time and patience. Be realistic about the number of applications you send out and the response rate you can expect.

 

b) Celebrate Small Wins: Acknowledge and celebrate each step forward, no matter how small. Every interview, networking connection, or positive response is a victory that brings you closer to your goal.

 

c) Seek Support: Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, and mentors who can provide encouragement, advice, and a fresh perspective. Engage with professional communities and attend networking events to expand your support system.

 

Struggling with interviews

Most job seekers are struggling to sell their skills and experience in interviews. It’s just not that easy when you don’t have enough experience interviewing or you simply hate the process. No matter if it’s a virtual interview or a face-to-face interview, you need to prepare. We offer tailored interview prep for all candidates working with us.

If you feel like your interview game is not on point just yet, maybe you need more practice. We recommend our candidates to do plenty of research before the interview and look at it as a conversation where you also interview the company.