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Job Search Blues

You’ve done the work and the studying, you’ve got your certification or diploma, and you’ve applied for a job…and you don’t get hired. This is not a pleasant situation, certainly, and it may be one that you’ll never have to face. But there are no guarantees.

Sometimes, a job search doesn’t always go the way you want it to. Plenty of people get hired by their ideal employer right away. Other times, though, you may have to put out numerous applications – and you might still not get hired right away.

So what can you do when you’ve submitted resumes and showed up for interviews, and you still haven’t gotten hired? Here are three things you can do during your job search:

Polish up your Resume

Sometimes an employer may not hire someone not because of their credentials or lack thereof, but because of something simple like typos on their resume. A professional-looking, polished resume shows potential employers that you’re serious about your career and that you have a desire for excellence. These traits are often as important to employers as your degree or skill set. For more tips on how to make your resume look its best, check out this blog post.

Contact our Career Services Staff

The Career Services Department at Central Coast College is here to help our students and graduates to learn techniques for conducting a successful job search. Our staff can teach you to draft an effective cover letter, prepare for an interview, gather a good list of references, and more. Get in touch with our Career Services staff today!

Don’t Give Up!

Even if your job search is taking longer than you want it to, don’t give up! There are plenty of employers who are looking for knowledgeable and dedicated workers just like you. Developing your networking skills and your list of references are things that our Career Services staff can help you with, and that can open many doors for you. New opportunities can arise on a daily basis, so just keep going!

For any questions about Central Coast College’s programs or other career services, contact us today!

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