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Successful job searching takes a lot of time! Get over it.
After mentoring and hiring hundreds of job seekers, the number one surprise response I get when I give advice on job search process is, “Wow, this takes so much time!” I’m even more concerned by the proclamation that, “I don’t have the time to put into this.”
The committed job seeker (both the employee searching internally in his or her own company and the person looking at new companies) is willing to block out the appropriate amount of time, put in the hard labor required, and perform at the highest quality level. Every written and spoken word and every action is thought through, checked and re-checked, and meets the highest standards possible.
Here are the entry level criteria to be considered committed:
The hobbyist job seeker cuts corners, believes he or she is entitled to get a job, and tends to be the victim of others’ inadequacies. His or her work is sloppy, riddled with errors, and ordinary. The hobbyist’s excuses range from, “There is no point in doing all this research.” to “Why waste time on process when I should just be sending out my resume?”
And, unfortunately, here are the symptoms of being a hobbyist:
I have created some great tools for you to manage your job search in an organized way. They are free with the purchase of my book, Cut the Crap, Get a Job! A New Job Search Process for a New Era Or you can buy the tools here: http://www.danamanciagli.com/tool-downloads/
There are hundreds of great books and websites available for a super low investment or FREE! Are you investing in one of the single most important aspects of your life…your career and income?
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