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Startup Job Search Challenges And How To Overcome Them

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Searching for a job in a startup can still bring some common challenges - here are some basic tips on how to overcome them

pexels-photo-4050216When we find ourselves looking for work and that perfect job in a startup to enjoy and to help us pay the bills, there are lots of variables that can make the process more difficult. Sometimes these challenges can be demotivating and slow the process down for us. But, some of the common challenges can be overcome if you think ahead and try to stay calm. 

The process itself can be stressful so keeping it as simple and straightforward as possible will no doubt improve our chances of success. Here are a few ways you can stay on track. 

Finding The Right Role

This is the main objective of any job search of course, but it goes much further than finding the correct role for you in the sea of posts you will have to wade through. If you have a disability for example, then it may be hard to find jobs that would be suitable for your needs and work well for you. This is where websites such as Careers With Disabilities are useful, as it specialises in finding jobs for disabled people and providing the information they need to progress. Finding the right startup job for your needs can be half the battle, since scanning through jobs that you will never be able to apply for is not very productive and likely a waste of your time ultimately. If you use the right resources from the get go, hopefully you’ll be able to refine your search.

Losing Track

Recruitment specialists will always recommend that you chase up job applications and that you keep yourself in the employer’s mind when going through piles of applicants. This means that when you are applying over and over again you must do your best to stay organised. A simple spreadsheet or dedicated notepad will keep you aware of each application, who the contact person is and when you applied. So when you are looking through your list of efforts you can easily see who you need to call and how long it has been since you last made contact. This process not only improves your chances of gaining an interview but it reduces the time spent on your search as well. 

pexels-photo-5336191Losing Motivation

Quite often a job search can take a lot longer than we hope, and we can lose motivation over time. This means we can become less motivated to keep trying. This is obviously something to keep an eye on. It’s always a good idea to treat your startup job search like an actual job, take regular breaks, keep organised and ensure that you are looking in all the right places. This should keep you energised and moving in the right direction. 

There’s nothing worse than feeling as though your efforts aren’t paying off, and job searches can take it out of us emotionally, so taking care of yourself and being positive can make the world of difference to your search and efforts overall. Not only that but you are more likely to be successful when you are calm and your efforts are focussed in the right places. It’s also important not to forget that finding the right role for you is time-consuming, but it all works out in the end. 


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Published on: 6th November 2020

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