Monday, April 16, 2012


Here are five job-search tips “that almost nobody follows.” They’re all pretty obvious stuff: personalize, network, practice, think ahead to what employers will want to know about you.

If these are such all-fired important things people should do, then why don’t they?

Ah, the excuses:

It’s got a great video clip from Michael Jordan—talking about failure (in a Nike commercial)--and a list of reasons people give for not using the job search strategies that will work.

The excuses boil down to “I don’t like feeling unhappy; I’d rather ignore the situation than face failure again.” But failure is how we learn. Failure is how people like Michael Jordan learned to be Michael Jordan, and how the people holding jobs you would like to see yourself holding 20 years from now started out.

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