||The Myth of
The Last-Minute Job Search
By Nick Corcodilos
One of the greatest mistakes people make when job hunting is starting late. They wait
until the last minute -- when they've lost their job, or when they’re itchy to move. The earlier you start your job search,
the better prepared you will be to find the right job.
If you think you might need to find a new job within the next year, start your search
Why? First, last-minute job hunting easily leads to the wrong jobs because you’re
likely to get frantic and settle for what comes along rather than seek out the job you really want. Second, proper preparation to approach the
right companies takes time because it involves more than just reading; it requires patiently developing good inside contacts.
As a headhunter I can tell you that people make three big mistakes when they wait until
the last minute. Let's look at what these are and how you can avoid them...
You've just read a short selection of
one of nine books that comprise Fearless Job
of The Last-Minute Job Search
is now an enhanced section of
Ask The Headhunter
Fearless Job Hunting
Your Job Search
Myth-Busting Answers For Fearless Job Hunters:
- Introduction: How to start a job search
- The myth of the last-minute job search
- Changing careers 1-2-3 (and 4)
- How to start job hunting now
- Can old experience win a new job?
- Why should I stay at my company?
- I'm losing my job!
- How do I say I got fired?
- How do I explain being unemployed?
- Why can't I keep a good job?
- How can I change careers mid-stream?
PLUS: 8 How to Say It tips
PLUS: 9 sidebars packed with advice to give you the insider's edge!
Your Job Search
is the brutally honest, forthright and insightful
headhunter who serves up tough love to job seekers
while taking job boards and others to the
woodshed." U.S. News & World
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