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
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
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
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.