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Managing job search

Tips for Managing Job Search

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Managing job search

  1. 1. Managing Job Search Tips to make the job hunt easier to handle, based on Alison Green’s article in usnews.com. GIRISH CHANDRA ANANTHANARAYANA CDPRESOURCES.COM | GIRISHCHANDRA.COM HTTP://MONEY.USNEWS.COM/MONEY/BLOGS/OUTSIDE-VOICES-CAREERS/2014/01/13/5-WAYS-TO-MAKE-JOB-HUNTING-EASIER-ON-YOU
  2. 2. Nature of Job Search  Job search, like dating, results in anxiety and stress but being stressed does not help, being relaxed does  Takes much longer we anticipate!  Longer the wait, greater the anxiety!  When on Job Search, everyone else seems to have some advice to offer!
  3. 3. Make Your Job Search Less Stressful  Here are five suggestions that Alison makes: 1. Don't take it personally 2. Remember that candidate time is different than employer time 3. After you apply for a job, mentally move on right away 4. Don't speculate on what might be happening behind the scenes or try to read clues into what interviewers say to you 5. Cut off annoying friends and relatives who pressure you about your job search
  4. 4. Why These?  I have covered related issues in other posts:  http://cdpresources.com/2014/02/05/managing-job-search-stress-the-smart-way/  http://cdpresources.com/2014/02/06/career-journey/  These tips cover subtle thoughts and feelings that most job seekers experience  By managing these you may be able to manage most other job search anxieties  If you are still not getting a job then you may need to review your qualifications and job applications
  5. 5. 1. Don't take it personally  The way you think employers or job market treat(s) you is not a measure of your worth  Job hunting is filled with rejections, even for great candidates  Almost everyone experiences rejection on a job that he/she thought were perfectly suited for  It does not mean that you are a bad candidate but that they was probably just one slightly better suited candidate than you
  6. 6. 2. Remember that candidate time is different than employer time  When on job search, time moves incredibly slowly    Hiring Managers have other priorities. Hiring often isn't their top priority.   After you sent your application, the wait seems like ages - to get a call or be invited to an in-person interview It moves even slowly when waiting to hear if you got the job While you are waiting they might not even have begun glancing through their stack of applications Remember this and do not get too worked up about why you haven't heard back yet
  7. 7. 3. After you apply for a job, mentally move on right away  Most people spend too much time thinking or worrying about a job they applied for  It's far better for your peace of mind to put that job out of your head as soon as you've submitted your application  There's nothing to be gained by agonizing, waiting, and wondering  Prepare to be pleasantly surprised if you get a call  And if you don't get one, you'll already have moved on anyway
  8. 8. 4. Don't speculate on what might be happening behind the scenes  Job seekers often try to find clues about their candidacy in things that employers say and do  For instance, telling that your qualifications are perfect or calling your references doesn't mean a job offer is coming your way  Don't assume you're out of the running just because the employer re-advertises the job or doesn't get back to you by when they said they would  There are more reasons than you can even consider
  9. 9. 5. Cut off annoying friends and relatives who pressure you about your job search.  You might hear from lots of people who want to help, but pick the wrong way to do it    If your mother is hounding you with constant requests for updates or your friend is pushing bad résumé advice on you, it's okay to request a moratorium on job search conversations. Say something like, "I'm grateful for your concern, but I would love to take a break from thinking about it. I'll let you know when I have any news to share.“ Take all that is beneficial and reject all that is not!
  10. 10. Happy Job Searching! There are many other things that you could do, but these are key to managing your own state during the job search

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    Oct. 15, 2014

Tips for Managing Job Search

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