The challenges of the job search

The job search is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. After all you are going to find yourself living with the consequences of your actions (or lack of action) for quite some time. So if you’re going to do it, you better do it right.

Despite its importance , lots of us really don’t know how to go about finding a new job. Judging by the general level of dissatisfaction many people feel for their jobs, and the inertia to get up and leave, I think its safe to say there are some fundamental challenges presented by the job hunt.

1)Knowing what you want

A lot of us fell into our jobs and careers, rather than making an active decision on where we would like to go. One of the reasons for this may be that answering the question what job do i want can be a difficult thing. In times gone by we had fewer options available to us, and perhaps in a strange sense that made things easier. With less choices you have less opportunity to make a “mistake”.

Often in our careers we are taught to do as we are told, and leave the big decisions to others. It can be a stressful time taking on the responsibility for yourself, and many of us find it difficult to decide what we actually want. And in the job search if you don’t know what your target is, its going to be very hard to hit it.

2)Lack of confidence

Even when you know what you want; more money, better prospects etc, isn’t that what everyone else wants? “Why should I be so lucky?” is a common way of thinking. It leads many people to adopt the attitude of settling. Or telling themselves that they will start looking for a new job, just not today.

To get past this you will need to develop your confidence in yourself. Then you have to deserve what you want, by doing what it takes to make it happen.

3)Knowing where to start

Ok, so lets say you know what you want, and you believe in yourself and your ability to make it happen. Now what? What exactly does it take to make your job search dreams come true? All the motivation in the world won't need to success if you don't know what to do.

Now for the good news

The solution to the challenges you face is to understand the process. Educate yourself. Find out what you need to give in order to get the job you want. You need to know what makes a successful job search, then have a plan to put that into action.


Fail to plan, plan to fail. Your plan is your foundation, your blueprint for action. Its how you turn your understanding into success, but there is another crucial thing you must do…..

Take action

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.” Vince Havner

Knowledge, acted upon is power. The right plan is your roadmap to success. But to get there you have to walk that path. You have to put that plan into action consistently and without fail, that’s what will lead you to the job you want .

How can I help you?

By modelling excellence you can speed yourself up the learning curve. Why not follow the approach used by those candidates who get the results you want? After all, it works. Working as a recruitment consultant I came across countless job hunters. Its clear that in the job search there are some things that matter, and many things that don’t. You need to focus on the things that matter. I will show you how.

Deciding what you really want

The importance of researching employers

Setting your Job Search Objectives

Job Hunt Advice to help you

The Job Search Advice that could be ruining your chances of success

Learn about the most effective methods to find the job for you.

Make the best use of the Job Advertisements out there

The truth about Unadvertised jobs

The art of networking your way to the job you want.

The truth about recruitment agencies
and advice to help you through the recruitment agency interview.

Handling the job Application Form

Stay on track with the Job Search Checklist

How to get an interview

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