NEWS + ADVICE
Three Job Search Myths
Patra Frame debunks three common job search myths.
1. Job search is a full-time job. Time demands vary across the process and there is a lot of prep work involved in the beginning of your job search. Particularly if you don’t know what you want to do.
But you need to be involved in other activities for balance as well as networking purposes. Interacting with others in your community and profession, whether it’s at church, volunteering, going to the gym, etc., is part of your job search too.
2. Keywords, keywords, keywords. Keywords are certainly important. However don’t over-emphasize keywords on your resume to the detriment of your achievements. Resumes need to be built around success stories, with keywords woven into the resulting achievement statements.
3. It’s who you know. It’s who knows you! You want people to immediately think of you when they hear about a job opening. Make sure your network is up-to-date on your job search, the type of work you’re looking for, and your progress.