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									 Common Job Search Myths



Common Job Search Myths

    Richard Kirby, CPC, CCC
 Executive Career Consultant/Coach
    www.executive-impact.com
 www.fasttrackyourjobsearch.com
           678-547-0072
    Common Job Search Myths




               Why listen to me?

  Helped hundreds of people find jobs
      8 years of job search experience
28 years in corporate sales, marketing,
                  HR, and engineering
   $30K+ self-investment in my career
                    Common Job Search Myths




Myth:
A commonly believed but false idea or . . .
      An unproven or false collective belief
   Common Job Search Myths


      Beliefs are important!


                  Beliefs > thoughts
                 Thoughts > feelings
                  Feelings > actions
                   Actions > results


   Short term results = momentum
Long term results = your “situation”
Common Job Search Myths


  Beliefs are important!




      “Whether you think you can,
           or you think you can’t,
         you’re right.” Henry Ford
                       Common Job Search Myths




Agenda

 Identify myths (beliefs)
 Replace and suggest actions
           Common Job Search Myths

18 Job Search (and Career) Myths


          Attitude        Employers
          Beliefs
                            Outplacement
          Options          Career Marketing
          Satisfaction     Networking
          Generations      Interviewing
          Resumes          Coaching
                           2




          Internet         Job hopping
          Recruiters       Self-employment
                            Security
                        Common Job Search Myths


                                    CAREER OPTIONS
                      MYTH: “Finding ‘what I want to do
                         when I grow up’ is a long and
                                      difficult process.”


                                     REPLACE WITH?
I can identify great, enjoyable careers options for myself
   by using inexpensive assessments and some guidance.
                     Common Job Search Myths


                                          RESUMES
                  MYTH: “A great resume is critical to
                                     career success.”



                                  REPLACE WITH?
A great resume is somewhat helpful, but my proactive
            actions are what will get me hired sooner.
                        Common Job Search Myths


                                       THE INTERNET
                      MYTH: “Internet job postings have
                       revolutionized the way most pro-
                    fessionals and executives get hired.”


                                      REPLACE WITH?
Since internet job postings are less that 5% of all jobs, I
 succeed faster using networking and other strategies.
                       Common Job Search Myths


                                          EMPLOYERS
                   MYTH: “Finding desirable employers
                                           is difficult.”



                                    REPLACE WITH?
Vast database resources are readily available to me and
 they allow me to quickly identify employers of interest.
                      Common Job Search Myths


                                           COACHING
                     MYTH: “Any competent person can
                     manage their own career. Getting
                                   help is for wimps.”


                                    REPLACE WITH?
 Utilizing the best career resources justifiable can be a
smart investment in myself, my career and my income.
                                      Common Job Search Myths

Richard Kirby, CPC, CCC
Certified Personnel Consultant and Career Consultant
executiveimpact@gmail.com
www.executive-impact.com

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                      Common Job Search Myths

     POSTSCRIPT: Why Get Help Now?




                                                     Sept, 2009 – 26 weeks




Update: June, 2010
The average job search length nationally was 29.1 weeks.
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