Being unemployed is something that no one ever wants to face. It can be a very hard and stressful time. We have all been there, and frankly, sometimes we need a laugh to get us through to go with good advice. Follow along with these humorous, yet helpful tips to help you land a job, and be assured that you will make it there.
You Are Not Alone In This
There are plenty of people in your shoes right now. Don’t get down on yourself and think you are the only one.
The Job Market Is Tough For Everyone
Just because you are qualified for a position, doesn’t mean you will land it. There are probably hundreds of other people just as qualified as you applying for the same spot.
Sometimes You Have To Bite The Bullet
A job is a job, there’s no other way to put it. Suck up your pride and apply to that job you think you are too good for. But, if you don’t get your dream job, its okay to have that lesser job to keep you going.
Don’t Lie On Your Resumé
Don’t assume that you can learn everything on the fly once you are hired. The majority of jobs want you to start right away and produce for them.
Always Proofread Your Resumé
Nothing will get your resumé thrown in the trash faster than misspelled words. Even if you are a qualified cosmetologist with eight years experience like this resume shows, misspelled words can immediately make us doubt your abilities.
Don’t Make Your Resumé Stand Out For The Wrong Reason
Resumés all generally look the same, so there’s real no reason to make one overly flashy or bold. We shouldn’t even have to say this, but never try to “bribe” your way to a job.
Be Sure To Learn A Few Basic Skills
While you have time on your hands, use it to better yourself. There are plenty of free online courses that will help put you ahead of the curve.
Stay Away From “TXT” Talk
Yes, the majority of people nowadays know what you are trying to say, but it’s extremely unprofessional. If you are too lazy to spell out an entire word, you will be too lazy to hold a job.
Learn To Type Efficiently
No matter what type of job you are looking for, typing is increasingly becoming a part of it. Someone who can type fast and efficiently will be an asset to any company.
Stay Professional In Your Emails
You may be the funniest person on the planet, but don’t assume everyone will get your humor. All contact with prospective employers should remain professional.
Power Through Those Online Resumés
Everyone who has ever filled out an online application knows how long and boring they are. It might take an hour out of your day, but it will be worth it in the end.
Keep Your Goals Realistic
It’s good to have a dream job to reach for, but be sure to make it something you can actually obtain. Take our advice: holding out hope to make money by doing nothing does not work out, unless you are a Kardashian.
Enjoy Your Free Time When You Can
While you may be upset that you can’t find a job, remember to enjoy the free time you have. Trust us: once you do land a gig, you can kiss your sweet free time goodbye.
Once You Do Find A Job, Don’t Be This Guy
If you are lucky enough to find a job, go above and beyond what is expected of you. Even if you don’t have your dream job, putting in the work will help you gain the skills and accolades you need to get where you want to go.