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Ep101: Before starting your job search, avoid these 7 mistakes.

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In this episode, Mei Phing highlights seven common mistakes that jobseekers make before starting their job search, especially not seeking advice from hiring managers before changing jobs.

 

Highlights

0:34 ❌ Seeking a “perfect” job leads to disappointment and wasted time.

1:27 ❌ Overestimating the quality of one’s resume without seeking feedback.

2:36 ❌ Complaining without taking action hinders progress.

4:02 ❌ Neglecting communication skills can lead to anxiety in job interviews.

5:18 ❌ Sticking to ineffective job search strategies without making adjustments.

6:24 ❌ Not seeking advice from hiring managers can result in misguided information.

7:32 ❌ Changing jobs without addressing underlying issues can lead to recurring problems.

 

Key Insights

❌ Seeking a “perfect” job is unrealistic and can hinder job search progress. It is important to have realistic expectations and be open to opportunities that may not align perfectly with one’s ideal job.

❌ Overestimating the quality of one’s resume can be detrimental. Seeking feedback from hiring managers or professionals can help improve the resume’s effectiveness and increase the chances of getting hired.

❌ Complaining without taking action wastes time and energy. It is important to focus on finding solutions and taking proactive steps towards improving one’s job search and skills.

❌ Neglecting communication skills can hinder success in job interviews. Practicing and improving communication skills before the interview can help alleviate anxiety and increase confidence.

❌ Sticking to ineffective job search strategies without making adjustments can prolong the job search process. It is important to reflect on and seek feedback on the strategies being used to identify areas for improvement and increase the chances of success.

❌ Not seeking advice from hiring managers or professionals who understand the job search process can lead to misguided information. It is crucial to seek guidance from those who have experience in hiring and can provide valuable insights.

❌ Changing jobs without addressing underlying issues can result in recurring problems. It is important to reflect on the reasons for leaving a previous job and address any mindset issues or skills gaps before embarking on a new job search.

 

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