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Job seeking is not something we do often (hopefully) but it is something we need to do well when the time comes. So how do we avoid developing bad habits if job seeking isn’t a thing we do habitually?

The instinct to avoid the most is the instinct to slow down your search. When you’re looking for a job, you usually want it as soon as possible. Whether you have a job you’re not satisfied with or whether you’re unemployed, urgency is a virtue in job seeking.

It is common, however, for job seekers to pump the brakes on their job search once they start getting attention from companies they’d like to work for. So why is this a bad habit? Here are a few reasons why waiting around for employers is a bad idea:

  1. You may be missing out on other job opportunities
  2. Attention from an employer does not guarantee an interview or a job offer
  3. Employers are not obligated to complete the hiring process quickly
  4. An employer can end your candidacy at any time without notice

By continuing your job search consistently, you can avoid being left high and dry by employers. Additionally, increasing the number of employers you interview with can also increase your likelihood of getting a higher paid job that is a better match for your skills.

So next time an employer calls, don’t stop your search!

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.

Basically, don't be the dead bait in the water. Be the live bait that bites the bigger fish!

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Carol Woodward

I was hired at Burger King, completed every thing then They screwed me over. I had to wait for my employee number and never got it. I need a job soon!

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Great kick in the pants. I find myself doing exactly what you advise against. Don't stop

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