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Your job search is a personal journey… as is everyone’s


➔ One tried and true, wise piece of advice (or encouragement depending on how you look at it) regarding anyone’s job search is that “you only need to find one.” Job, that is. How true.

No matter how you slice and dice it, job seeking is a highly personal and individualized activity. It’s rare to find someone else’s job seeking story that can be applied directly to you. And, of course, the reverse is true as well. No matter how you do it, it’s highly unlikely that someone else can precisely follow your road map to success.


One size does not fit all

That’s why today’s job seeker should be wary of any government program, seminar or class that makes claims about finding you a job. They can’t. The only thing that they’re good at is enriching themselves.

That’s not to say that there might not be some good advice proffered. There may be a nugget in them thar hills. But it’s highly unlikely that it will be a pot of gold. Regardless of what their hype proclaims.

Rest assured, there are job scams out there whose one and only aim is to separate you from your very precious dollars. And in those instances, the best advice anyone can give is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

In the end, learn where you can; mix and mingle when and where you can; pursue any and all viable opportunities when they arise; and make as many contacts as you. Turn over every rock you can as part of your job search. You never know what you’ll find underneath it.

But it will be your opportunity. And it will be up to you to follow through on it. For in the end, you will be the only person who will get you a job.



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