Job hunting can be a very tedious task. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t secure a position as quickly as you would like. If you are not successful on your first several attempts, take some time to review your approach.
Are you filling out the applications correctly? Maybe take some time to have a friend or even a professional edit and correct any errors that they may find. Consider revising answers to such questions, “Why do you want this job?” and other such subjective questions. Your creativity and sincerity need to show through.
Do you have enough experience and education to qualify for the jobs you are applying for? While some things may be obvious, such as the necessity of a particular degree or a specific time period of past job experience, many times the job skill level can vary. If you need to boost your resume, consider just volunteering at a business to gain experience or even enroll in some related classes. Any proof you can note on your resume of interest or effort to gain skill, will help you get your foot in the career door.
Have you networked? Do friends and family know you are looking for a job? Do they have connections that could assist you in the job hunt? Often times it is really who you know rather than what you know. People land jobs because they know someone who knows a certain employer. Letting people know you are looking for work will give them an opportunity to keep their ears and eyes open for any job openings they may learn about. You may even ask them to present your resume to their friends or employers to help you in your search for work.
Also take a look at your etiquette and how you are presenting your interviews? The quality of your interview skills can make or break your chances for employment.
Many factors go in to gaining employment. As you apply the above and put your best foot forward, you will be sure to achieve your goal.