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How hard is looking for a job?

How difficult is finding a job/ job

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John’s Answer

Paco before starting your job search, take the time to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and the type of work you would enjoy doing. The better you know yourself, the more likely you'll find a new job that provides you the greatest satisfaction. What do you want in a job? What's most important, money, the work itself, location, or type of company? Once you know what you want, it's time to find out what the companies you're applying for want. A great tip for finding a new job is to investigate a company's Website. It will help you get a feel for their company culture, figure out what questions they commonly ask in interviews, and even discover what salary you're likely to be paid.

Your resume is still one of the most critical tools of a job search. A lot of resumes I see are full of responsibilities (instead of tangible achievements) and jobseekers send the same resume to various openings. My advice for finding a new job is to have an achievement-oriented resume that includes quantifiable achievements that are relevant to the job you're applying for. Make yourself an obvious fit. Study the words and phrases that are used in the job description? Make sure you include them in your resume (provided you have that experience, of course). Tailor your resume to each job – the recruiter should know within a few seconds of looking at your resume that you have the skills they are looking for.

Hope this is helpful Paco

John recommends the following next steps:

If you want to apply for a large number of jobs quickly and efficiently, use job search platforms to power your search. Most top job search engines will allow you to search jobs by location, wage and keywords. Also, if possible, upload a resume and cover letter that you can adapt to each application.
A job or career fair is a special event that aims to get companies and potential employees together to network and share information. These events are frequented by big companies that are looking to recruit large numbers of employees as well as fresh graduates for training programs. You will find organizations of all sizes, recruiters and possibly even colleges and universities at these events.
There are many different social media platforms you can use to search for jobs and interact with companies you'd like to work for. You can search for company pages on sites like Facebook and Instagram and follow them, no matter where they are in the world. By keeping up to date with a company's social media pages, you can gain valuable insights into their tone, interests and working style. You can also comment on their posts and start to build a relationship with them. You may even hear about job openings they have through these channels.
Signing up with a staffing or recruitment agency may be worth considering if you want to find jobs more effectively. Most towns have several staffing agencies that you can register with. Some are industry-specific and others deal with many different industries. You will likely need to provide a resume as well as copies of your certifications and qualifications, and you may need to sit for tests such as typing speed or knowledge of specific industries.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Paco,

The level of difficulty with finding a job is often related to the type of job that you are looking for. So you should consider what you want to do and how in demand that job is. You also need to consider how competitive the job field may be. You should also consider what level of job that you want. In some job roles, it is easy to find an entry level version of the job, but a higher level may be harder to get.

The best way to learn about how hard it is to find a job that you want is to start. You will need to consider how you want to apply for jobs. It would be good to start with something like a LinkedIn profile. In addition, you have the option of signing up for job sites like Indeed.com. Those sites will let you know what information is important in a job search, including the creation of a resume. If you have not worked, there are sites that can help you enter in information about what skills you have and how to use that information to get a job.

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Zahid’s Answer

It depends on you major and the demand for that major.

If for an example, the normal number of graduates from engineering is 1,000 a year. And let's say the company needs about 950. That is fairly a close balance, but let's say 10,000 graduated instead. What do you think their changes are if there are only 950 positions open each year? On the other end, let's only 500 graduated instead with the 950 demand. How hard do you think will it be now to land a job? So you see lot of it goes into supply and demand.

In addition to that, there other circumstances that may make job hunting hard. Such as,
- Companies may hire internally - Many opportunities that employers post are not exclusively open to external applicants.
- Many jobs are never publicly posted - managers of these positions prefer to fill the position through recruiters or employee recommendations.
- Positions are highly competitive - A single job posting can see hundreds of applications.

To get an idea of how competitive, consider this:

The more applicants there are for a position, the lower your chances of landing an interview and the more likely you will have a hard time finding a job. According to Ere.net, on average:

1,000 individuals will see a job post
200 will begin the application process
100 will complete the application
75 of those 100 will be screened out by an ATS or recruiter
25 resumes will be seen by the hiring manager
5 will be invited for an interview
2 of them will be invited back for final interviews
1 will be offered that job.

With such a large number of applicants, it’s no surprise you are having a hard time finding a job. Here's something worth a look:

7 Reasons Why it's So Hard to Get a Job After College (With Helpful Tips)
https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/why-is-it-so-hard-to-get-a-job-after-college
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Chayla’s Answer

Paco,
It depends on what type of job you are looking for. Some jobs can take less than a month from interview to hire while others can take a few months. The typical job search takes two to six months. That said, before starting your search, make sure that your resume is up to date, is relevant and uses keywords for the jobs that you are interested in. Also, networking is helpful. If there are people that you know that may be able to assist with getting you hired, this will certainly speed up the process. Lastly, don’t get discouraged. The job search process can be scary and stressful, but once you get hired, it’s all worth it.

Best of Luck!!
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Edgie’s Answer

Hi Paco,

It is not always easy to find a job, and it differs from different situations of people. Some find it in less than a month or in one time interview, in some took them 10 or more rejections to get a job. It takes a lot of patience and believe in yourself. Just do not be afraid to try in applying and searching for jobs. Rejections means that you are trying, until you find the job especially if it is your dream job, all the rejections and waiting season will be worth it. You will do great! I know it, you got this.

Best of luck!

-Edgie
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