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Who’s Responsible?

There are a lot of people out there to help you with your job search

➔ Job seeking is a numbers game. Right? Sure.

Job seeking is a peoples game. Right? Sure.

OK. Which is it? Can it be both?

No one ever said it was simple and uncomplicated

The answer to the question is: both. Absolutely it’s a people game and the more people you contact, the more likely it is that you’ll find a job. That’s why networking is so important to job seekers. That’s why LinkedIn is so important to your job search.

At the end of the day however, all of these people – regardless of where or how you found them – are nothing more than aids in your job search. They can help you find a job, but they can’t find one for you.

No doubt you’ve heard people boast, “Oh, I got him that job at XYZ Company.” No he didn’t. Even if he introduced you to the hiring manager, your eventual boss, etc., he didn’t “get you the job.” After the introductions, YOU got the job. You were the one who interviewed well, who showed up on time, who did your homework, who asked the right questions, who impressed the interviewer, etc.

They didn’t get you the job because it’s not their job to find you a job. That’s your job!


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