bad job search habits

7 Bad Habits That Might Be Holding Back Your Job Search Efforts

Here on Serenity Amidst Frustration, you read a lot about developing good habits, throughout unemployment. There are articles with tips on: practicing gratitude, taking care of your whole self, getting wholesome laughs, targeting your job search, engaging in an interesting/skill-building activity, taking breaks, accepting your unemployment status, thriving on hope, maintaining a positive outlook, managing stress.

These habits – no doubt – are beneficial in coping with unemployment and moving forward. I say this from personal experience.

But, while these good habits move you forward, there are also bad habits fighting to hold you back. They drain your energy and negatively affect your job search efforts.

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Researching a Company Before Applying, Researching Potential Employers

Researching a Potential Employer is a Process You Should Not Skip Before Applying for a Job

Here’s something interesting from the Harvard Business Review:

“Employers are researching each of us digitally 24/7/365.”

They’re collecting your online information. Analyzing and scoring you. Evaluating whether to hire you based on their findings.

They’re doing their homework.

And guess what?

You should be doing your homework, too.

You should be researching your potential employer, so you’ll have operational knowledge before applying for the job.

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Self Management Job Search Tips When You're Unemployment, Time Management Job Search Tips

15 Self-Management Job Search Tips Worth Implementing When You’re Coping With Unemployment

You can’t manage a prolonged job search properly without self-management. With so many activities involved nowadays, you must make the most of your time to accomplish them.

Self-Management during the Job Search

Good self-management skills help you press through your search for a job courageously, despite the disappointments and rejections you receive.

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Keeping Positive in a Long Job Search, Staying Positive in a Long Job Search

10 Principles for Staying Positive in a Lengthy Job Search

You’re most likely familiar with the challenge of staying positive during this time.

I’d say this is a common experience all job seekers can relate to.

Why? Because you face many impacts when you’re embarked on a lengthy job search.

These impacts lead to frustration and anxiety, if you think about them too often. You’ve noticed this, right?

Thing is: you can’t let these feelings take over. You must do what you can to stay positive – even in unemployment. It’s a necessity.

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Things You Should Never Tolerate In Your Job Search

4 Things You Should Never Tolerate In Your Job Search

Earlier this week, I read an article by Kathy Caprino, a Career Coach to Mid and Senior-Level Professionals, entitled, The Top 6 Things You Should Never Tolerate In Your Career. In this Forbes’ article, Caprino outlines a checklist of things professionals shouldn’t tolerate.

She observed and engaged in a lot of toxicity in her own corporate career.

“From backstabbing colleagues, to substandard leadership, to unethical practices, there were things I witnessed and participated in that, today, I would never, for a second, tolerate or accept.”

She learned to no longer compromise who she was for employment and hopes others would do the same.

Upon reading her article, I immediately thought about its application to those going through a career transition.

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