This year’s job search for seniors may contain an element of stress that most previous senior year classes have not had to deal with — a robust job market.
How, you may ask, would a robust job market cause additional stress for those looking for jobs? Well, it ramps up the “why haven’t I been able to find anything” feeling that many feel. If you are constantly hearing as the country awakes from the pandemic to “everyone’s hiring, what a great time to be looking for work” and you are struggling, the stress increases.
What’s important to remember here, if this is resonating with you, are a couple things. First, the job market is in good shape and there are many jobs out there, and second, the majority of them will be filled close to the time of their start dates. That means that during March, April, May, June, July, and August there are many opportunities still to be found.
If you continue with our networking heavy strategy (meet with a counselor if you need a refresher) over the next months, you have an excellent chance of finding something. We know it gets frustrating, but try to hang in there, there is real reason for optimism.