How to Apply for Jobs in Today’s Labor Market

In today’s tight labor market, companies are still hiring entry-level workers, even with some economic concerns for the near future. Hot jobs include sales, business development, talent management, Staffing, hospitality, and healthcare. So how can you get your foot in the door?

Here are some tips.

Focus on Skills, Not Experience

In the past, companies were very focused on what previous experience someone brought to the table. Today, there is less emphasis on what you’ve done and more on the skills you’ve learned. Emphasize your transferable skills, especially soft skills like communication, teamwork, and organization.

 

Be Enthusiastic

We understand that searching for a job can be stressful, but you have to leave that stress at the door. Companies want to hire people who are excited and enthusiastic about working for their company, not just any company. Show them why you’re interested.

 

Be Flexible

Companies also want to see candidates offer some flexibility. Be flexible about the kind of work you’re willing to do, the work arrangements offered, and open to new opportunities. Employers are looking for team players who are ready to be flexible.

 

Build Relationships with Mentors

Now is the time to connect with a mentor if you’re concerned that you don’t bring all the right skills to the table. Talk to someone in your desired industry who has been where you are before. They can help you with learning opportunities and ways to get your foot in the door.

 

Work with a Staffing Agency

Don’t limit yourself to jobs you find online. When you work with a recruiter, you’re opening your job search up exponentially. Recruiters often have access to jobs unavailable to the general public. They will also work as your advocate selling your background to their clients for positions you match.

 


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