Finding a job can be difficult, no matter the state of the economy. There are so many requirements to navigate and hoops to jump through during the application and interview process. To assist you in your job search, here are three unique situations that may prevent you from getting your dream job.
Negative Social Media Content
With today’s technology and open online platforms, your social media profile is another part of your application. The likelihood that a hiring manager will investigate your social media is very high. If they do not feel what you post is appropriate or reflects the company’s values, you put yourself at risk of being hired. Once you are hired, you should consciously maintain a positive tone and image to mirror the job or industry you work for.
If you have a criminal conviction, it can be harder to get a job. There are certain industries like healthcare, childcare, and finance that do not hire ex-convicts. For the company’s safety, the safety of their employees, and their customers, business owners are often hesitant to hire someone they might view as a liability.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Convictions on the federal or state level can be pardoned. You can remove obstacles to getting a job by having your criminal record expunged. There are several ways you can do this, one of which is through hiring an attorney. An attorney will work with you and the government to clear your record, giving you more opportunities to find work.
Lack of Experience
Unfortunately, many jobs require an educational degree or technical certification. Even with a degree, employers are often looking for someone with experience. Whether the experience is in the line of work they are applying for or proof that the applicant has potential, hiring managers to want to know that an employee will learn quickly and work hard. Building up your resume will be the most valuable thing in helping you reach your ultimate dream job.
Thomas H. Palmer said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Most successful people in this world have faced rejection multiple times. The most important thing you can do to ensure future success is to evaluate your physical and social presence and build up your experience. Prove to the next person that interviews you, that you are what they’ve been looking for.
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