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Conquer Job Hunting Apathy

February 24, 2022 Comments Off on Conquer Job Hunting Apathy

Jack, fell from his last job, was frozen in a place called Apathy. He had been for months. I knew I had to move, had to find a job, but? I could not seem to get their act together. AO, he had tried? a little. But their lack of immediate success, it just made much more apathetic. Lethargic, almost indifferent, dithered, wasting time on unrelated tasks.

Found excuses not to move forward. Delayed? and hated himself for it. His family and friends tried to be supportive, but that only seemed to deepen his gloomy outlook. He was trapped. Get in the Game Sound familiar? If so, read on? there are things you can do to get out of jam quickly! Irrational fear, not lack of ability or opportunity, is the most common cause of apathy in the job search. Sometimes I fear they are too old, too inexperienced, too much time away from work, too? something.

At other times, fearing the rejection, we assume that nobody will want to again. Or that if they do, we will not be able to keep the job. We fear that the labor market is a bad, bad race track, the wrong time of year, our health? Oh, lots and lots of things that lead us to apathy! What to do: Put your fears aside Worrying about the past or the future that no one ever helped me, but thoughtful, persistent action will. Others, many in the close of the worst and tired of "sawing sawdust," have found their way forward. You can too. Plan and, if necessary, the new plan "unless the plan," stated, "plan to fail." But not all work plan, so be prepared to reconsider its plan. Check your tools Ask yourself things like: Is my resume and letters was more than impressed? Do I know how to find job opportunities? Are my interviewing and negotiating skills as polished as it should be? It is my personal appearance acceptable? Correct or improve what you can. Exhibition win if nobody knows you exist, nothing happens. So identify and use all marketing channels appropriate to its objectives: job advertisements, recruiters, networking, information interviews, and many others. Once you have successfully gained exposure to the recruitment of law, good things that start happening. Start small Just getting started is often the hardest part of a campaign work. Therefore, start with something easy to respond to ads or contact your references again. Then go to the campaign actions such as creating networks that normally takes more time and effort. Studying the process. Most job hunters today have only a vague idea about how to go about marketing themselves. If you take the time to learn and apply techniques for effective job hunting, however, probably shorten the time it takes to find a satisfactory position. Seek professional help if Despite their best efforts still struggling, then the possibility of seeking professional help from qualified coaches and experienced consultants. The knowledgeable staff can help you identify your problem areas and suggest courses of action that may not have thought of. Yes, apathy, job hunting is a real challenge. But if you've read this far, then you know how to lick. (Jack did!) AMove! No more worries, no more procrastination, no more self-recrimination, only to get the ball rolling! (And start right now!) Pierre G. Daunic, Ph.D. is Senior Consultant for RL Stevens & Associates Inc. For over 24 years RL Stevens & Associates has been privately held by the nation's most successful, specializing in career searches for executives generating quality interviews through channels announced and unannounced.

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