When the unemployment rate is high and there are less opportunities for job seekers, job searching becomes much more competitive. Rather than it being a buyer's market, where you can pick and choose between job offers, there are fewer jobs available and more candidates, so employers can afford to be picky.
When job searching times get tough, it's more important than usual to make sure that you stand out from the job search crowd and show the hiring manager that you are a candidate who definitely should be selected for an interview. You will need to get noticed and be one of those compelling candidates who differentiates themselves from the competition.
How to Stand Out From the Crowd
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