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No discrimination

 - Employers cannot discriminate against job seekers based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. - Discrimination can be subtle and hidden, so it may be difficult to know if it is happening. - If you believe you are a victim of illegal discrimination, you can consult a lawyer. - Lawyers may offer a free consultation to determine if you have enough proof to proceed with a legal case. - There may be risks to filing a lawsuit, so lawyers may suggest other options, such as filing a complaint or proceeding with your concerns in other ways. - There are laws that protect job seekers from discrimination.

Everyone has got an issue

 - If you've been turned down for a job, you might think there's something wrong with you that's keeping you from getting hired. - There are many reasons why you might think this, such as a disability, not having enough education, or being from a different culture or background. - However, it's important to remember that not all employers will have the same requirements for hiring, and there are many different employers out there. - You should focus on your unique talents and skills, and keep looking for employers who are looking for someone like you. - Many employers are actively seeking a diverse workforce, so look for clues on their websites or in their human resources office to see if they are welcoming to all. - Overcoming stigma or misunderstandings about your issues is a challenge, but you can proactively address this through your interview, social media, resume, and networking.

Get help but you need to work

Sometimes in a job search, you may feel like you're not making progress or facing too many obstacles. If this happens, you can seek help from friends, family, or job-search groups in your community. Having support can make the job search feel less difficult. If you need professional help, consider speaking with a licensed psychologist or counselor for emotional support or a career coach for job search advice. However, be careful when choosing a career coach and do your research before paying for services. Remember that no one can do the job search for you, and you will still have to do the work. Maintaining a positive attitude and taking care of yourself during the job search is essential for your well-being.

Channel your frustrations or anger.

 - Exercise can help you release anger and frustration - Activities like running, walking, or jumping rope can be helpful - Punching a pillow or a punching bag can also help - Building a gym at home with pillows can be an option - Seeking professional help from a psychologist, counselor, or coach is also an option if needed

Learn to read

• Read books on subjects that interest you. • Read self-improvement books. • There are millions of free online videos, podcasts, webinars on any subject. Search Google for the topics that interest you. • Get ebooks from online sources • Enroll in free or low-cost online classes.


- Procrastination means putting off doing something that you know you should do. - Resistance is the feeling that makes you procrastinate. It's the fear of failure or rejection that stops you from doing what you need to do. - The more important something is to you, the more likely you are to resist it. - If you're having trouble with procrastination, there are books that can help you. One good book is called Do the Work by Stephen Pressfield. - Pressfield suggests that you "turn pro" in your job search. This means taking yourself and your job search seriously, and doing the work that is needed to get the job done well. - To "turn pro," you need to be aware of what distracts you from your progress. Write down any triggers that might pull you off the job-search path, and think about what you can do to lessen those distractions.

Develop a flexible mindset

- Change your perception of reality by focusing on positive aspects of your life. - Use "appreciative inquiry" to create your own reality and ask yourself better questions. - Remember your past successes and focus on your energy instead of anxiety. - Volunteer to help others in need to feel less discarded by society. - Envision a positive future and make a list of things you like to help you make decisions. - Set meaningful goals and focus on completing smaller tasks one at a time. - Keep your to-do list reasonable and focused on what you can do today.

Your behavior matters and can make a difference

- Some people give up because they believe they can't do it and feel helpless. - Feeling overwhelmed can increase feelings of helplessness. - Feeling helpless is a state of mind that you can change by recognizing that you have the power to make changes in your life. - Recognize the challenges you are facing and take action to overcome them. - What you choose to do matters and can make a difference in your life. - Asking yourself, "What actions would I take if my behavior counted?" can start you on a new path.

Treat yourself

- When you feel anxious, remind yourself that it's just fear and try to downplay it. - It's normal to afraid during a job search, so don't judge yourself for it. - Be your own support system by being kind to yourself and exploring new places. - Look for inexpensive places like parks that you haven't explored before. - Invite supportive friends to join you on these adventures or to boost your mood. - Instead of dwelling on the past, focus on the future and the new opportunities it holds.

Healthy jobseeker

- Take care of your physical and mental health during a job search. - Regular exercise, like a daily walk, can help reduce stress and improve mood. - Being in nature, like seeing trees, sunlight, and flowers, can also help improve mood. - Eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water each day to improve energy levels and overall well-being. - Try to reduce sugar intake in your diet. - See your doctor as needed and keep up with annual physicals and medical tests. - Prioritize self-care and make time for activities that bring joy and relaxation.

Good sleep

It's important to take care of your body and mind by getting enough sleep. Even if you have trouble sleeping at night, try taking naps during the day. When we don't get enough sleep, we can feel or tired. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if we're feeling sad or just tired. Many people who are looking for a job think they're sad because of their situation, but they're actually just tired. Getting enough sleep can make us feel happier and more positive.


- To succeed in a job search, you need to set goals, take action, develop confidence, and improve your self-presentation. - Self-compassion is also important. Take care of yourself, set up rewards for taking action, seek support when you need it, and focus on gratitude. - The world of work is constantly changing, so you need to keep up with what's changing in the job search. You need to learn new skills to survive in this reimagined world. - Knowing yourself better is important. Take an inventory of yourself to know who you are, what you like and do best, what kindles your brain, and what enables you to do your best work. - You need to ask yourself how you will fit in this disrupted world where jobs are increasingly becoming partnerships between people and machines. - You need to reimagine your attitude toward artificial intelligence and start thinking of machines as friends come to help us with certain tasks, not as enemies come to steal our jobs away. - By learning new advanced j

Online Search

 - Job hunting is mostly done online nowadays, so it's important to use your computer to its fullest potential. - You can use a word processor to create a resume, email potential employers, and use social media sites like LinkedIn to network. - You can also use free project management software like Trello to organize your job search. - The internet is a great resource for finding job postings and learning about different types of work. - Be careful of scams when looking for job opportunities online. - Despite the importance of technology, it's still important to develop your communication skills and meet people during the job search process.

Searching never ends

Nowadays, jobs don't last as long as they used to. This means that we may need to look for new jobs more often than before. A study showed that people born between 1957 and 1964 had almost 12 jobs between the ages of 18 and 50. In 2019, 58% of young people planned to change jobs. People are now more willing to move to find better job opportunities. Job hunting is no longer something we can choose to do or not. It's a necessary skill for survival. This means that we need to become really good at job hunting and learn how to do it well.

Changing Job Lanscape

The amount of time people spend in one job has been decreasing over the past few decades. Many factors go into the likelihood of staying with the same job for many years, such as personal decisions, field of employment, and the monetary value of your skill set. Full-time jobs are getting harder to find, so many workers are seeking shorter-term jobs to increase their flexibility. The number of part-time and freelance workers is expected to grow every year. Employers are hiring only when they need help and letting employees go as soon as they don't need that help, which is why short-term jobs are becoming more common. Even in industries where people are hired for longer periods, employers are much more ready to cut the size of their workforce just as soon as things begin to look bad.

Job Hunt Duration

It's difficult to know how long it will take to find a job. In the past, people used a formula that said for every QR 1000 in salary, it would take one month to find a job. But this isn't true anymore. The higher the salary and the more competition there is, the longer it will take to find a job. Sometimes, there are things happening behind the scenes that you don't know about, like internal hiring, funding being withdrawn or hiring being postponed.  If you've been looking for a job for more than a year, it's important to make sure your skills are up-to-date and that you're doing everything you can to find a job.

Elimination game

 Here are some differences between employers and job seekers: - Employers see the job market as a way to eliminate candidates, while job seekers see it as a game of getting hired. - Companies receive many resumes, but they only want to interview a few candidates. Their main goal is to reduce the number of resumes they have to review. - Job seekers want employers to find them, especially if they have the right skills. Some companies search online for potential candidates, but generally, job seekers are expected to take the initiative and reach out to employers. - Job seekers believe that their past performance should be the most important factor considered, but employers look at the overall presentation, including social media profiles and how the candidate performs in interviews. - Job seekers hope to receive confirmation that their resume has been received, but employers are often too busy to send such acknowledgments. - These differences in approach exist because employers prioritize

How employers hire?

 1. Employers prefer to hire someone they already know, so try to get a temporary or contract job first to increase your chances of getting hired full-time later on. 2. Bring proof of your skills when applying for a job, such as a program you've written or photos you've taken. 3. If you know someone who works at the company you want to work for, ask them to introduce you to the person who has the power to hire. 4. Sometimes employers use recruitment agencies they trust to find candidates for them. 5. Look for job ads online or in newspapers to find job openings. 6. Employers may consider your unsolicited resume if they are desperate to fill a position.

Challenges of unsolicited resumes

Looking for a job can be difficult because job seekers and employers have different ways of finding each other. Sometimes, we might think we have applied for a job correctly by sending an email and resume, but the employer only accepts applications through a website. Employers also prefer to hire people they already know or who have a connection to someone in the company. This means that just sending in a resume might not be enough to get hired.

Hidden power of the candidate

- You have power during the job hunt, even if the job market is weak. - Employers have power, but you can compete and approach the job search professionally. - You control the quality of your job search materials, research, interviews, networking, and more. - You define what success means to you, whether it's a title, purpose, or other factors. - You can double your chances of success by mastering job search skills, improving how you present yourself, being confident in your skills, taking action, setting goals, and getting help when needed.

Potential future jobs in 2030

Potential future jobs in 2030 and a brief description of each: 1. AI Ethicist - A professional who ensures that artificial intelligence is developed and used in an ethical and responsible manner. 2. Renewable Energy Technician - A skilled worker who installs, maintains, and repairs renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines. 3. Space Tourism Guide - A guide who provides tours and information to tourists visiting space. 4. Advanced Manufacturing Specialist - A professional who uses advanced technologies such as 3D printing and robotics to design and produce complex products. 5. Cybersecurity Analyst - A specialist who protects computer systems and networks from cyber attacks and data breaches. 6. Data Analyst - A professional who collects, analyzes, and interprets large amounts of data to help organizations make informed decisions. 7. Digital Marketing Specialist - A professional who uses digital channels such as social media and email to promote products and servic

Job disruption

Technology and current events are changing the way people work. Many jobs are being replaced by robots and AI, like cashiers, bank tellers and telemarketers. Transportation is also being disrupted by ride-sharing services like Uber, and soon driverless vehicles. While this could mean fewer jobs, it could also create new opportunities. People and machines will work together in the future, so it's important to start preparing now to make sure you stay in the job market.

Dont's at interviews

Here are some things you should avoid during a job interview: Don't tell jokes. Speak confidently and avoid being too quiet. Don't say anything negative about your past colleagues, supervisors, or employers. Always tell the truth. Don't just answer questions with a "yes" or "no." Explain your answers and give examples. Avoid talking about personal issues or family problems. Turn off your cell phone and don't answer calls during the interview. Don't ask about salary, vacations, bonuses, or retirement until after you receive an offer. Asking questions other than about the job, company, or industry.

Quantify achievements

When you write your resume, it's important to not only list your skills, but also include specific numbers and data to show how successful you were in your previous jobs.  This will help prove your accomplishments and make your resume more impressive. For example, instead of just saying you increased sales, you should say by how much. Also, if your achievement was especially impressive in your industry or job, explain why it was so impressive.

Action words in CV

Using action words in your curriculum vitae is a great way to show your skills and accomplishments. Words like "managed," "led," "created," and "achieved" show that you are a proactive and successful candidate. This also helps you focus on your achievements, not just your job duties. It's important to use action words to highlight your unique contributions and show your value to potential employers.

30 Minute Resume

If you want to find a job, you need to have a good resume. A resume is a document that tells employers about your work experience and education. It's important to make a good first impression with your resume, so it's important to make it effective. Writing a resume can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. You can create a good resume in just 30 minutes if you follow some simple guidelines. Your resume should include your education, work experience, and what you did in those jobs. That's all you need to do to make a good resume.

Create an effective impression at an interview

To create an effective impression at an interview, it's important to follow a few key steps. First, project warmth and confidence by being friendly and self-assured. Second, state your first and last name, as well as any relevant affiliations or job titles. Third, demonstrate your competence and credibility by highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and accomplishments. You can also mention any relevant education or certifications you have earned.  It's important to be honest and authentic about your abilities and experience, as exaggerating or lying can damage your credibility and harm your chances of getting the job. Instead, focus on presenting yourself in the best possible light while remaining truthful and authentic. By following these steps, you can create a positive and effective impression at your interview.

Strong cover letter

A good cover letter should include the following information: Address it to a specific person and use their professional title. Keep it brief, about half a page long. Mention if someone referred you to the company. Avoid sounding arrogant or desperate. Show interest in the company and highlight two or three of your best qualities. Display confidence in your ability to do the job well. Use a professional, yet enthusiastic tone. Attach it as one file with your resume.

Types of cover letters

There are three types of cover letters: First Contact, Targeted, and Recommendation. A First Contact Cover Letter is used to introduce your skills to a company. It may not always be successful, but if sent at the right time, it could reach a decision maker who may contact you for an interview.  A Targeted Cover Letter is sent to a specific person for a specific job. By presenting your skills and experience effectively, it could increase your chances of getting the job.  A Recommendation Cover Letter is the best chance for getting a job offer. It includes the name of someone who is referring you to the company, which is a bonus.