Venturing upon a new job search can sometimes feel like navigating a dense jungle! Complete with hidden challenges, unforeseen turns, and the occasional wild beast (we’ll let you decide who that is). However, fear not! Armed with the right mindset and a few savvy strategies, you can emerge from the job hunt jungle not only employed but also with your sanity intact. Ok, let’s dive into the adventure of a job search together. We are arming you with industry insights, intriguing facts, and tips to keep you motivated and smiling throughout the jungle.

Let the Job Hunt Begin!

According to recent labour market statistics, the average job search can last up to 6 weeks (not with Major obvs). Remember, this can vary widely depending on factors such as the industry, location, and individual circumstances. Taking this into consideration, you need to set yourself realistic expectations, recognise that finding the perfect job might take time.

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Establish Yourself a Daily Routine

A structured routine creates a sense of familiarity and control. It will help you maintain momentum and focus, whilst reducing stress levels. Dedicate specific hours each day to your job-hunting activities such as researching companies, updating your CV, and networking. This routine will provide you with a sense of purpose and stop the job search feeling like an aimless jungle trek!

Embrace Technology

Dive deep into the digital jungle by utilising job search apps, LinkedIn, and industry-specific websites. Studies show that over 70% of job seekers use online resources as their primary method of finding employment. Make sure you optimise your online presence through professional networking sites and job boards. Don’t forget your socials too – they will look!

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Celebrate Small Victories

Surviving the job search requires acknowledging the small victories along the way. Did you receive a positive response from a recruiter? Then celebrate that! Did you learn a new skill during your downtime? Well, applaud yourself! By acknowledging and celebrating the small wins, this will keep you motivated and your spirits high.

Networking Nirvana

According to HubSpot a whopping 85% of job positions are filled through networking – unbelievable right? It is believed a huge percentage of all jobs are never actually published publicly; networking fills these roles – it’s not what you know (though it will be when you start). These jobs are either posted internally or created specifically for candidates that recruiters meet through networking. Whether it’s attending industry events, joining professional groups, or reaching out to connections on LinkedIn, networking is your machete in the job hunt jungle, clearing the path to new opportunities.

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Cultivate Connections

Forge alliances with fellow job seekers, industry professionals… Basically anyone who might offer valuable insights! Book yourself onto virtual events, join online forums, and don’t shy away from informational interviews. In the jungle of job hunting, the more allies you have, the smoother your journey becomes.

In conclusion, navigating through this jungle may seem daunting. However, if you put the work in, you will emerge victorious. Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination, and each step will bring you closer to your dream job.

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The biggest tip we can give you is of course…bring Major along with you on your journey. We will be your jungle guides, staying in touch with you throughout the entire adventure; CV optimising, job matching, interview prepping, coaching, mentoring, negotiating on your behalf, supporting, guiding, and staying in continuous communication until you have the role you want.

Tighten your bootstraps, equip yourself with resilience (and Major), and embark on your thrilling adventure with enthusiasm. The job hunt jungle awaits—happy exploring!