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Jeff Magnuson, MBA
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over 6 months ago
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Job Seekers: Only Focus on What You Can Control

The job search is a complex, oftentimes frustrating, process. However, by controlling only what you can control, while not worrying about things beyond your control, you can more easily maintain your confidence and momentum.

For example:

Not getting traction with online applications?

  • Find the hiring managers and get your resume and cover letter directly to them via LinkedIn.

Not hearing back after an interview?

  • Follow up once, one week later, and then MOVE ON, don’t dwell. If companies are interested, they will get back to you.

Getting interviews but no offers?

  • Speak with a coach or a trusted advisor to see if there is an area in your interview prep you can improve upon.

The key is to not worry about anyone else’s behavior and only focus on what YOU can control throughout the entire process.

Do this and you’ll keep your mind at ease.

#motivation #advice #jobsearchtips

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Ashley Wilson

Thank you Jeff!!

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Shayna Resnick

I agree

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Shayna Resnick

Yes that's true

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Angela Perrella

Thanks for the advice. I agree. I think I spend too much time dwelling on things I can't control

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Frank Gonzales

Only the supervisor's verbal guidance is involved in the training

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Maria Higuera

Appreciate the help, great perspective!

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Hugh Stillwell

Meijers

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Suzanne Eileen

How do you control age? There are so many companies out there that discriminate against age.

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