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 email@example.com www.executive-impact.com Free Offers and Information: Request a brief exploratory chat re your career situation Review resources at www.executive-impact.com/career.html Sign up for free career newsletter at www.executive-impact.com Join Richard’s 4000+ LinkedIn network at www.linkedin.com 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. s.
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