5 Myths About Landing A Job

Everyone has a great story about how they got their last job and many will tell you how easy it is to get a job . . . but that’s not always the case.

There are a lot of misconceptions about how quickly an offer will come and what you need to do to get the right one. Here are a list of 5 myths about landing your next gig.

Myth: Don’t worry – it will just happen.

Fact: Well, it’s true, no matter how discouraged you get the fact is, in time you will land another job. But it doesn’t just happen. In fact, you need to proactively conduct your search as soon as possible. Many times, this means beginning your search well before you decide to leave (or are invited to leave) your current role.

Myth: There is really only one way to find the perfect dream job . . .

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Review Your Social Profile

Would you walk out the door to an interview without at least glancing in the mirror to make sure you looked presentable? Of course not. You should also pay the same amount of attention to how you look on social media.

You may be thinking, "hey, what I do on my time, is my time!" and it is. However, it is not unheard of for a recruiter or hiring manager to take a look on one of the social media platforms prior to calling to set up an interview. Why risk it. Take a moment and make sure you are presenting the impression you want to share.

Your activity on social media is not always a negative factor. In fact, it can make a positive impact if done correctly. The number one social media platform you should focus on during your job search is . . .

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Interview Tips

So, you've made it past the initial phone screen and now you are being asked to come in for an interview. How do you get prepared?

Relax. Smile. Be Confident.

Remember, part of the interview process is for you to interview the company. Will you like working here? Will it be a good move for your career?

True, some will tell you that an interview is, at least at first, one-sided. The company hold the power of offering you the job or not offering you the job.

So, first things first - make the right impression and . . .

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