08 April 2010

job search tales: 5 biggest job seeker mistakes

In this episode Matt Youngquist shares his decades of experience in career coaching to tell about the 5 biggest mistakes job seekers make. Matt explains how many people spend too much time on resumes and innefectual networking activities, amongst other things.

You can check out more of Matt's ideas at http://www.career-horizons.com/.

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1 comment:

  1. Michael,

    Very interesting.

    I take a considerably, contrarian stand regarding "Networking". Certainly, a part of a job search; however, a very small part (5%, if that). And, “networking is really a big one of my "5 Job Search Time Wasters." (go to my website:

    www.dennisbuckmasterassociates.com/five-job-search-time-wasters )

    Even you sound frustrated with networking in this podcast; but, don't know what else to trust or do.

    I been to networking events and job clubs and self-help groups. Everyone shows up with there freshly printed resumes and high expectation of making that just the right connection(s) through other unemployed people with exactly the same expectations. Again, it just doesn't happen. But, next week their at another networking event with the same hope.

    Networking to me is the most over promoted search strategy. It’s as bad as “informational” interviewing in the 70’s and 80’s.

    Anyhow, please visit my website: www.DennisBuckmasterAssociates.com.

    I would enjoy providing your audience an alternative view. I would enjoy talking with you first.

    I can be reached at 206•250•4353 and at info@DennisBuckmasterAssociates.com


    Dennis Buckmaster