When your job search goes on and on, it’s easy to feel desperate…and it’s SO easy to find yourself saying, “I’ll take anything.”
But that’s really a bad idea. Read the full article here.
Author Beth Braccio Hering points out:
1 – Focus on what your employers want and need. They aren’t concerned with your desperate need for money; they want to know how you can help them make more money.
I would add: In fact, when you introduce problems you make them uncomfortable. And uncomfortable people rarely hire you.
2 – Your application gets buried if you haven’t identified a clear objective.
3 – Applying for “just anything” takes energy you could be using to apply for jobs you really want.
4 – You’re viewed as indecisive and (I would add) lacking in confidence.
5 – Separate activity from productive activity.
In a totally different context, the late Lynn Grabhorn differentiated productive, purposeful action from what she called “heigh-ho silvering.” In other words, running around just to keep moving can leave you exhausted without accomplishing your goals.
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