Job Search Myths in a Tough Economy

Job search in a bad economyMost people would say that applying for a job in a tough economy is pointless. Companies are laying off their employees, and more people are left without jobs. While finding a job will be tough, it’s not impossible; you just need to take action in your job search. It’s also important to not let the all-too-common myths affect your job search.

Here are some myths that you shouldn’t allow to prevent you from finding a job:

1.No one is hiring – The biggest myth that prevents thousands of job seekers from finding a job is thinking that no one is going to hire them in a tough economy. Yes, there are companies that are currently laying off people, but while there are companies that are going down, there are also those which are on the rise.

2.You need to take the first option available – The options are limited, but this does not mean that you need to grab and get stuck with the first opportunity you come across. If you feel the need to pass up on the opportunity, then do so. There will be other opportunities that will come your way.

3.Temporary jobs are bad – Temp jobs are a great way to earn money to keep yourself afloat until you can find a full-time position that you want. There are people who look at these jobs negatively and say that they are a dead end, but you don’t have to see let the negativity keep you down. The fact is, part-time jobs are a great way to find new opportunities for a better job.

4.You need to accept a lower salary – The tough economy may tempt you to accept a lower salary, but don’t let that stop you from negotiating a compensation package that’s best for you and your family. Smart employers understand that they need to pay to get the best people working for them.

5.Great background and experience will get you the job – These two are only part of what employers are looking for in an applicant. It’s good to have the necessary skills and experience for the job, but that alone won’t guarantee you a job; you also need to have the right personality, one that best fits with the company.

Don’t let what others say and believe hold you back. The world of business doesn’t stop; it’s a continuous cycle that never ends. There will always be someone out there who needs help. It’s your job to find that employer and provide the service that they need.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.