After mentoring and hiring hundreds of job seekers, the number one surprise response I get when I give advice on job search process is, “Wow, this takes so much time!” I’m even more concerned by the proclamation that, “I don’t have the time to put into this.”
I’m convinced there is a binary categorization of job seekers today: those who are committed and those who are hobbyists. Which one are you?
The committed job seeker (both the employee searching internally in his or her own company and the person looking at new companies) is willing to block out the appropriate amount of time, put in the hard labor required, and perform at the highest-quality level. Every written and spoken word and every action is thought through, checked and re-checked, and meets the highest standards possible.
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