Monday, April 4, 2011

Six Job Search Myths that Can Hurt Your Search

  • Myth #1: The Internet will do the trick
Hitting the send button, clicking your résumé into cyberspace, is not job search. It’s playing the lottery: the odds against success are huge. Instead use the Internet to do the research that will help you excel on interviews.
  • Myth #2: I’m doomed in this market/I’m damaged goods
Yes, the job market is tougher than usual, but hiring still goes on—despite all the negative headlines. If you give in to the gloom, of course you won’t find a job, especially if you’ve been unemployed for a while. But ‘unemployed’ does NOT mean damaged. Master the articulation of your skills and accomplishments and get out there!
  • Myth #3: It’s not a good time to job search
And get out there NOW. The holidays are a great time to job search—because most people think they’re not. Business doesn’t come to a halt; interviewing and hiring go on.
  • Myth #4: I can do this myself

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