If you’ve been struggling to find work this year, you’ve got company.
While the pace of job losses slowed last month, with payrolls declining by 11,000 positions in November 2009, the length of the average job search actually surged, to 28.5 weeks of average unemployment — the worst in more than 10 years.
So, times continue to be tough.
And times may stay tough, if you’re laboring under two of the most common and costly misconceptions that plague most job seekers.
What are they?
Misconception #1: “Sure, that got them hired, but I’m different. What …
I received an email from Holly Schnack today. She’s looking for work…again?? She’s the job hunter Fox Chicago TV featured in last summer’s story called “Monument to Perseverance.” But don’t expect this change management consultant to be out of work long. During her last job hunt, she put on a sign and took to the Windy City streets resume in hand. She handed it out to everyone she could and even got herself interviewed on the local news.
I know what it’s like being out of work. The expression “been there done that” …