When it comes to getting and keeping a job, you may think you have no power. But in fact, you do have control over your job search and how you approach it. 

The problem is that many peopl When it comes to getting and keeping a job, you may think you have no power. But in fact, you do have control over your job search and how you approach it.  e are operating from a limited set of assumptions about the job market and how they can influence it for the better. This is why so many people struggle to get hired or keep jobs for longer than a few months at a time.

Here are a few tips to up your chances of being employed.

  1. Avoid Any Career-Limiting Move

You may think that it is “impossible” to make a career-limiting move, but the truth is that we all have this power. Even if you are not actively trying to sabotage your employment situation, you may inadvertently be doing something.

For example, having inaccurate or out-of-date contact information on your resume makes it impossible for potential employers to contact you.

Being less than honest about your previous job history on your resume can get you in trouble if any discrepancies are discovered. Lying about having a degree or certification can also bite you when the degree or certification is required for the job you are applying for.

If an employer has any doubts about what is on your resume, they will likely investigate further and potentially discover that the information does not match up with reality. So, keep everything accurate.

  1. Prepare perfectly for the job interview

Your resume may land you an interview, but your interview skills will get you the job. You must make sure your attire matches the job description. Do not be sloppy or dressed inappropriately; it is better to be overdressed than underdressed for an interview.

You also need to know how to speak during the interview. Do not comment about current or former employers on a resume, nor should you speak negatively about any person during an interview (big mistake). Keeping your mouth shut and listening more than speaking can help avoid saying anything negative about anyone.

The best thing would be to focus on yourself and what you can offer rather than comparing yourself with other candidates or talking badly about your past employers.

  1. Revamp Your Resume Professionally

If you are a current job applicant and want to get noticed at a job posting, but your resume got lost in a sea of resumes the first time, you need to make an updated resume.

You can have someone else professionally revise it or update it yourself. Another option is to create a new resume altogether. This will require formatting skills, writing talent, and research on how to tailor your resume for the specific employers who posted their job listings. You can use the free resume templates available online to get the best results.


Getting a job can be difficult. You have to be able to sell yourself, strike up conversations with strangers, and understand what employers are looking for. If you want to increase your chances of finding a new position, apply the above tips and watch yourself get hired.

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