Jun 23, 2014

Job Search Blues

Are you having the "Job Search Blues"?  Don't be shy or too proud to admit it.  This job market is tough (and I should know, I work with hundreds of job seekers each year trying to get their individual dream job).

So... If you are honest enough to admit that you have the "Job Search Blues" - here are some pointers to get you through:

1. Make sure your resume (and accordingly your job search plan) are targeted enough and effectively.  There is nothing that will kill a job search quicker than a "shotgun" approach to the job search.  You need to have that "rifle" focus.  Don't get too general - be direct, targeted and focused.

2. Ask for help, and encouragement.  A kind word of support or encouragement will go a long way.  Actual, honest help will go even further.  Both are essential for your job search.  Although it is more than possible without, support throughout your job search will make the process and time period that much easier and less stressful.  Never be too proud to ask for help, or encouragement.

3. "Never, never, never give up."  I know, I plagiarized a bit (more than kudos to Sir Winston Churchill) this quote, but the message stands for all time - don't give up your job search, no matter what!  And, besides, the more you try and keep pushing through your job search, the more practice you will acquire, and the more effective you will be at it.  

So, if you have the "Job Search Blues," - check and double check your resume and job search strategy, garner support and assistance, and never, ever give up.  If you work on these points in full, you will be on your way out of the blues, and into the funky dance music (or whatever music comes up in your mind when you get hired - maybe angels singing?) that much faster.

As always, let me know if you need any help or assistance in your job search, and good luck!

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