As you probably know, there is currently a worker shortage in the United States. Employers everywhere in just about every industry are looking for qualified workers. Not only that, but people are also quitting their jobs in unprecedented numbers in what is being called the Great Resignation.
However, not everybody is currently employed and looking for another job or quitting their current job to take an opportunity with another employer. There are some people who are not currently employed and who are looking for a new job. In fact, you might be one of these people.
If that’s the case, below are three strategies for getting a job in this market when you’re unemployed:
#1—Address the employment gap in a positive way.
You might be tempted to lie about the fact that you’re unemployed, but it’s always better to be honest about it. Instead, address the employment gap by highlighting the positive things you’ve done during the gap. (Of course, you must have been doing positive things before you can highlight those things.)
One positive thing to do during an employment gap is to take additional training and/or certification courses. This shows that you’re committed to continuous learning and education, which is what employers like to see in job candidates.
#2—Highlight other positive aspects of your resume or work history.
Perhaps you have a special skill or can do something that other people can not do. (For instance, you might speak a second language.) Maybe you’ve worked unique jobs outside of your field in the past that have equipped you with valuable crossover skills.
This is also where volunteer work becomes a great addition to your resume. Employers hire job candidates who are proactive and show initiative, even if they’re currently unemployed.
#3—Consider temporary employment.
If you aren’t able to land a full-time direct hire job, then perhaps you can land a temp position, ideally on a full-time basis, as well. However, even a part-time temp position is better than an employment gap. Not only that, but a part-time job often serves as a bridge to full-time employment.
Time Staffing offers both direct hire and part-time positions to job seekers. If you’re not currently employed, then we encourage you to look through the job listings on our website.
In today’s marketplace, not being employed will not stop you from landing a great new job. However, you must be strategic in your job search and consider teaming with an experienced staffing agency like Time Staffing!
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
Contact us today to find out more about the employment opportunities that are available in your chosen field!
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