Don’t let being unemployed keep you from finding your next job.
When thinking of the top five worst life experiences, for most people being unemployed ranks pretty close to the top. Not only do you have to worry about having enough money to pay your bills, but it can bring your self-confidence to an all time low. And what’s the last thing you want to do while feeling this way? Going through that dreaded interview process.
Finding a job in your field can be extremely difficult depending on what it is you are passionate about. When the job opportunities are slim in your area of interest, many people decide to turn to a steady office job, knowing that they may be able to pursue their hobbies/interests in their free time. This seems like a logical decision. After all, there are a lot more administrative and clerical jobs out there. Finding an office job that is somewhat interesting shouldn’t be a problem.
Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Many employers assume that if you have a degree in a different field, then you will continue to look for that dream position while working for them. This is unattractive to companies because most of the time, they are looking for someone who wants to stay for the long haul. They may even describe you as “overqualified,” or just flat out tell you that you are not what they are looking for.
Don’t be discouraged and have this keep you from searching for a new job. There are ways to avoid this conversation. Make sure you are confident in your skills and are ready to back up your qualifications should you be questioned on them by a prospective employer. Also, be sure to let the employer know that you are more interested in finding a stable job in this area, than possibly having to relocate to find something in your field. There is no easy way out when it comes to job hunting. No matter how much experience you have, there are always obstacles along the way.
Why go through these stressful experiences alone? At Key Resource Group, we do our best to make these situations easier for you, helping in any way that we can. We’ll try our best to match your skills and qualifications to one of our current open positions.