How to snap out of the job search rut

job search rut

Source: Stanford University Career Development Center


Title: “The Secret to Escaping Your Job Search Rut”


Now that the excitement of graduating college has come down a little, you’re left facing yet another big decision. Your first job! Many of your friends might have already been placed through campus recruitment and that just adds to the pressure.


Instead of spending all your time trawling through a million job listings on every site you can think of, try to approach your job search in a more structured way.


A short excerpt: “If your job search is taking several months and you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, then it’s time to stop and re-evaluate rather than panic.”


Tapstart interpretation: Trying to find your first job can be overwhelming especially if you are doing it on your own. Here are few tips that might help.

  1. Take skill assessments. Once you know what your strengths are, you can filter out relevant jobs that suit your capabilities.
  2. Make sure the resume you send out is updated and well-drafted.
  3. Instead of just using traditional job-listing sites, use other methods too; networking, social media, referrals, etc.


To find out your competency and search relevant opportunities, take skill assessments and find out matching roles on


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