What Not To Do While Job Hunting

As a jobseeker, you’re always reading about what you should do. Did you know that the things you shouldn’t do are as important to your success? You might be doing some right now. Nervous? Read on.

Sitting Back On Your Heels

You know the saying, “Good things come to those who wait,” don’t you? That’s not the case when you’re job hunting. In fact, if you sit back and wait for good things to happen, you’re be sorely disappointed. When you casually search for jobs when you have nothing better to do, slap together a resume and cover letter, then promptly forget about it once you hit “send,” you’re probably not going to have much success. You need to put forth some concerted effort to get anywhere. The job offers will not come to you. It’s up to you to go get them.

Applying For Everything Under The Sun

On the flip side of not doing anything, is doing too much. You go through the job boards and anything that even remotely fits you, you apply. It might not even be something that it’s in your field but has one little part that you could do. What happens is that you have so many applications out there that there is no way you can keep them all straight. They end up blending together so that when you’re called for an interview, you’re confused about which job it’s even for. Since it’s important to know all you can know about a company before interviewing, you’ll really have your work cut out for you if you have multiple interviews going on.

Yes, I’ll Take It…I Guess

It’s important to not take any job offer that comes your way. One of the worst things to do is to take a job just to take it. You might be fed up with your current position but you definitely don’t want to despise your brand new job too. You have to make sure it’s what you want and that it’s a good fit. Does it meet your standards as far as responsibility, autonomy, benefits and work environment? That is not to say that everything has to be perfect but it should be close. Since you don’t want to be a job-hopper, know that you have to be in that position for awhile before considering another move.

When it comes to searching for a job, there are right ways to go about it. Put your heart into it and take it seriously. That way you can ensure you make wise decisions when it comes to your career.


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