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WHAT NOT TO DO IN JOB SEARCH

You will find lots of information on the internet providing advice on how to make your job search successful.

There is no doubt about it - job search is a science and takes oodles of perseverance, tenacity and self confidence.

We are often asked, "How long does it take to get a job".

The answer is simple - it is totally dependent on your level of effective and proven job search activity.

 

Listed below are just some of the most common pitfalls you might want to AVOID:

  • Putting your job search in the hands of someone else who has generously offered to pass on your Resume/CV to another person or who will hold your networking discussions for you.

  • Thinking that all you have to do is visit a few recruitment companies and then wait for the job to be made available to you.

  •  Asking about salary before you have been offered the job.


  • Not spending any time preparing for the interview process.

  • Applying for jobs where there is less than an 80% ‘fit' with your skills and experience.


  • Thinking that you age will be a barrier to your success.

  • Actively job searching while dealing with the negative emotional effects of redundancy.

  • Failing to acknowledge that your skills are transferable across multiple roles and industries.

  • Concentrating your job search on trying to find the exact same job that you have just left.

  • Spending less than 3 hours a day in active job search.

  • Refusing to network the ‘hidden job market'.

  • Thinking that networking is simply asking someone for a job.

  • Failing to take the initiative - waiting for the job to come to you.

  • Being critical of your former employer.

  • Showing that you are desperate to get just any job.

  • Losing confidence when the going gets tough.

  • Developing a Resume/CV that is so long, no-one will want to read it.

  • Overdoing the deodorant, body spray or perfume when you are going for an interview.