10 Job Search Tips That Seem Counterproductive But Work

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 | by      

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If you are like many people, you are looking for a job.  You may have heard certain things about looking for a job that work for people. But there are some unusual and seemingly impractical tips that people have found useful as well.

An article posted on the Forbes website lists 10 tips for finding a job.  Here is one of the tips that may seem strange but that is very effective.

Don’t always follow your passion. “Follow your passion” is one of the most common pieces of career wisdom, says Cal Newport, author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. “It’s also wrong.” If you study people who end up loving their work, most of them did not follow a pre-existing passion, he says. “Instead, their passion for the work developed over time as they got better at what they did and took more control over their career.”

Adney agrees to some extent. She doesn’t think job seekers should completely disregard their passions–but does believe that “challenging this conventional wisdom is vital, especially since studies still show most Americans are unhappy in their jobs.”

The important thing to do is to think about the situation that you are in and, when the conventional tips for job seeking don’t work, use the non conventional ones. Since the job market and the economy has changed over the years, sometimes we have to change our job seeking strategies in order to be successful.

Look at the tips that are found in this article and try out some of them for yourself. What do you have to lose? You may find that they are working better than you ever dreamed and that you are actually offered a job. When you are unemployed and you don’t know where to turn, trying something new may be what will change your luck around.

Good luck with your job search and don’t give up. The right job may be just around the corner and waiting for you to apply to it.

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