How to Overcome Challenging Obstacles in Your Job Search

Nothing is more frustrating than researching and applying for jobs but receiving not even the smallest word back on a potential interview date, let alone any form of feedback when you actually do bag an interview and give it your best.

You know you’re applying for the right roles or perhaps you feel ready for that career change; however you hear nothing but the disheartening sentence ‘the other candidate was a better fit for the role’. If you’re landing interviews then it’s all a matter of stepping up your game to ensure you follow through to the end result you ultimately deserve. Even if you’re not quite up to this stage – your willingness to seek out a new role might be trumped by anxieties and challenges that are coming your way.

With all this in mind let’s explore the challenges job seekers face and how to overcome them. Simply scroll through the article or click the images below to jump to a section:

Career change

Lack experience

Entry level 

No feedback

No connections

Career gaps

Not liking you

Lack interview skills

No degree

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With all our tips in mind, always remember that if you’re applying for a new job, have just been made redundant or are after a career change – You must remain positive despite the odds. John Lees has also advised to “Look hard at the things which get in the way of change – risk, uncertainty, lack of confidence”. Question yourself as to when you’ve overcome these barriers before in any past hardships you’ve faced, and you’ll be able to apply this to your job search.