Job Search Distress – Are You Making Any of These 3 Deadly Mistakes With Your Search?

Because no one gets up in the morning thrilled about a Job Search deadly mistakes are made. Are you making any of these 3 Deadly Job Search Mistakes? Here’s what to do instead.Mistake No. 1 – You take part in “Campfire Stories!”Why is it a mistake? – Soon after losing a job, candidates find themselves in an agenda-less meeting about going into some kind of business together. It’s a long, drawn out liar’s poker game with no playing cards. No commitments are made. No progress. No purpose. No results. Translation: A waste of time.

What you should be doing instead – Firmly say, “Not interested now. Keep me informed what happens.” Missing the first few “Campfires” won’t matter. If it’s real and lawful everyone will be talking about it, then decide. Be income-relentless.Mistake No. 2 – You are a victim of “unemployment-itis!”Why is it a mistake? – It’s a “contagious” disease job candidates catch from family members and dear friends. Because you are jobless “they” think you have time to run errands, paint spare room, clean out garage, and “bus” neighbors’ kids. They don’t get it. You lose.What you should be doing instead – Say, “No.” If that does not work spend precious seconds explaining why job searching is full time. If that does not work say, “No” again and work finding a job 7 hours a day, five days a week, and be nice to you nights, weekends, and official holidays.Mistake No. 3 – You buy into recruiting firms who pose as career advisors!Why is it a mistake? – It’s not your fault. You don’t know that these firms have laid-off co-workers. They start selling resumes and career counseling hoping you will think they will PLACE you. Not true. They want your money and lots of it. Bad idea.

What you should be doing instead – Research and accept free quality job search assistance from a variety of sources that actually assist white collar, pink collar, blue collar, and no-collar applicants. Show up every day; demo enthusiasm; do the work; and find excuses to write and deliver short “thank you” notes for all kindnesses shown to you. Don’t start the note with the words “thank you.” Start with “you;” never “I.”