Job search entails a series of 3 doors you must open in order to be successful. These doors are sequential meaning you must get the first door open in order to move to the second door and the second to get to the third. If you manage to get to the third you are doing well and will soon land a job. If you are struggling with your search, try to figure out which door is stuck and what you need to do to navigate your way forward.
Door #1: Are your applications resulting in job interviews?
If you are getting interviews for 5-10% of the jobs you are applying for, then you have successfully opened door #1. If you are getting many more, fantastic – you are doing a great job with your applications. If, however, you are getting less, let’s look at some solutions in order to successfully open door #1.
Here are some solutions to help you in opening door #1 which is the toughest to navigate as there may be several reasons this door is not opening:
Door #2: Are you getting past the first interview at least 50% of the time?
If you are finding that you are getting interviews but being moved to 2nd interview less than 50% of the time, then door #2 is where you need to problem solve.
Let’s take a look at some possible solutions to move you through door #2.
Door #3: Are you getting 2nd or 3rd interviews but no job offers?
If you are successfully opening door #1 and door #2 – this is excellent news! It is only a matter of time before you will receive a job offer! You are almost there.
If door #3 is where you are stuck, you are best to seek the advice of a Career Professional who has a depth of experience working with job seekers. Consider the following:
Be curious, analyze your job search results and continuously navigate challenges to ensure you land as quickly as possible! Struggling with your job search? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 20-minute consultation to see how we might help you navigate the 3 doors to landing a job!