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By Damilola Faustino

Jobs are difficult to come by these days because of limited jobs. However, do you know that you can still get a job even when no one is recruiting? Here are things you should do if you really want to get the job you desire even when no one is recruiting.

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Applying for every job you find isn’t always a good idea

Focus your search on jobs that you’re qualified for. You’ll have a better chance of getting selected for an interview. Sending out random C.V. and cover letters is just going to be a waste of time. Before you start job hunting, take the time to decide what type of job you’re seeking.

Don’t stop applying for jobs

Do not stop applying for jobs while you are waiting to hear back from an employer. Most job seekers are rejected by over 15 employers before landing a job. Learn from your mistakes and keep applying until you get the right offer. Worst case scenario, you’ll be juggling multiple job offers. That’s a good thing.

Target your C.V. to the job

Your C.V. should be edited and tweaked, so it’s as close a match to the job as possible. Otherwise, it may not get picked up by the applicant tracking systems companies use to screen C.V.s or the recruiter who reviews it.

Include more than full-time employment on your C.V.

If you’ve been out of work, you don’t want your C.V. to look like you haven’t done anything since you were laid-off. There are other things besides your employment history you can use to bolster your C.V.

Focus on accomplishments

Acknowledging your accomplishments is just as important as anything else, and will help you stand out. You might not have 10 years of experience, but if you can prove that your team doubled its sales in one year, that can make a huge difference when you’re being considered for a position.

Never say anything bad about a previous employer

One of the most common interview mistakes is badmouthing your boss or co-workers. The first thing the interviewer is going to think about is what you will say about their company when you’re moving on.

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