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Job Search Temptations You Must Resist

by Beverly Aarons 2. April 2012 10:08

When faced with a lengthy job search some job seekers can become so frustrated that they’re tempted to engage in morale reducing and possibly career destroying behavior.  Below are a few of these job search temptations you must resist:

The Temptation To Give Up

Initially, giving up rarely looks like you’re actually quitting.  In fact, some job seekers might claim to be taking a break, redirecting their energy or even avoiding things that are wasting their time.  But doing anything that will slow down your job search for any significant length of time might be a form of quitting, so guard against it.

The Temptation To Get Sloppy

If you’re looking for a job for a year or more, you might feel tempted to just send out anything to employers.  But typos and formatting errors aren’t the only types of sloppiness, sending out mass resumes and cover letters are also forms of sloppiness.  Once you get sloppy in your job search, you decrease your chances of finding work.

The Temptation To Lie

If you’re resumes and cover letters are failing to attract employer attention, it may be tempting to exaggerate your skills and experience.  However, resume lies are easily discovered and even “small white” lies can destroy trust.  Instead, try to use the skills you have and convey them in a more appealing way. Let each employer know how you can benefit their company.

 


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