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10 Job Hunting Mistakes To Avoid

10 Job Hunting Mistakes To Avoid Passing on Responsibility. It's important that you don't try and blame others for your job hunting difficulties. Focus on positive action rather than negative thoughts. Brush pessimism to one side and look to the future. What's happened has happened, but by taking control of the current situation and letting your personality shine through, you will overcome this. Make it your sole focus. Enjoy family time, eat well and exercise. Leave the house each day, volunteer, learn new skills, meet people and maintain a balance in your life. We all need interaction and variety: often the harder you chase something, the more it eludes you Take rejection personally. Unfortunately it's rare to be offered the first job you apply for - it's just not that easy. So, accept rejection as part of the process and always ask for, and even more importantly learn from, feedback. The job you don't get helps you next time so always push for feedback and act on it. Search where others are. JOB Surfing the online job boards is an important first port of call in finding a job, but there are also lots of other places you can explore. For example, you could look at recommendations, referrals and professional networks as this market can be less competitive. Make your message clear. Employers are interested in where you have add value, not everything you've ever done. Make sure they can see the wood from the trees. Think of yourself as a movie trailer and not the whole film – what is it about you that generates enough excitement and interest for an employer to buy a ticket to the main feature? Applying for every job you see. This makes you look desperate and you'll lose focus. Try to take more time on fewer applications and don't adopt the scatter gun approach. Throwing more mud at the wall won't lead to more SUccess, just more mess. Nothing puts an employer off more than you not knowing anything about their business or what the role entails and, if you have multiple applications out in the field, keeping track of them all becomes an impossible task. Being afraid to push yourself forward. Employers are interested in where you have added value, not everything you've ever done. Make sure they can see the wood from the trees. Think of yourself as a movie trailer and not the whole film – what is it about you that generates enough excitement and interest for an employer to buy a ticket to the main feature? Forget that times change. If you've not been in the job market for a few years, you might have expectations that are unrealistic. It's easy to think that it's exactly the same as when you last looked for a position, but times have changed. Take a more enlightened approach and try to gain more understanding of the modern job market and how best to place yourself in it. Taking your eye off the competition. Make sure you differentiate yourself from other jobseekers. Instantly falling in line with what the competition is doing will put you at a distinct disadvantage. Hiding it from the people in your life. Although searching for your next job is a personal experience, don't fry and do it all alone. Share the experience with your loved ones and you'll be far stronger and more effective in your quest. A} Sources: http://careers.theguardian.com/ten-mistakes-avoid- job-hunting www.armstrongappointments.com

10 Job Hunting Mistakes To Avoid

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Applying for jobs can often be a difficult process, especially if you haven't heard back from a recruiter of employer for a while, you can start to lose motivation to look at all. Stay positive with t...

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