Cures for Job Search Burnout

October 10, 2012

Career Advice

Feel like your career hunt has hit a standstill? You’re not alone. Updating your résumé, browsing hundreds of job listings, and writing cover letters can be exhausting and monotonous. So much so that you might not even realize you’re committing one of these job search faux pas. If you haven’t landed a position yet, we might have the prescription for your problem:

Diagnosis: Your Résumé is Sub Par

Take a look at your résumé from the view of a hiring manager. What is making you stand out against other candidates? If your answer is “nothing” then it’s time to do some serious work.

Prescription: A Résumé  Makeover

Read our résumé tips then give yours a new life. Small changes like easy-to-read formatting and a focus on achievements can make a world of a difference the next time a recruiter scans your application.

Diagnosis: You’re Unprepared for the Interview

Your résumé can only take you so far. Now you have to prove – in person – that you’re all you’ve promised to be and more. Have you studied scripted answers to common interview questions? Do you know exactly what to say when someone says, “Tell me about yourself?” No? Then you’re unprepared.

Prescription: Interview Boot Camp

We’ve said it before over in our interview tips and we’ll say it again: interviewing is a skill that requires practice. Serious practice. Don’t underestimate the days leading up to the interview. Rehearse answers to common questions out loud. Write down responses. Do anything you can to over-prepare yourself for anything. Confidence is key.

Find more great career advice and information on the latest Spectrum Brands job openings on our careers page, Facebook and Twitter.

Image by Nguyen Hung Vu


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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