December’s jobs report was not only discouraging to the economic recovery, but it also left job seekers disheartened.
The number of jobs created in the last month of 2013 fell significantly short of analysts’ expectations at 74,000. What’s more, the unemployment rate fell to 6.7% as more people gave up their search for employment and dropped out of the workforce.
While the report was certainly sobering, finding a new career opportunity doesn’t have to be as difficult as it may seem. The job-hunting process can feel frustrating, but it doesn’t matter how many resumes you submit, interviews you attend and follow-up notes you send, if you don’t believe in yourself, you aren’t going to get hired. After all, if you don’t believe you’re capable of handling a position, no one else will.
Here are four tips to help you stand out in the overcrowded job market and get noticed with employers: