The Main Reason You Won’t Find a Job – Work in Progress – Career talk for women – Forbes

It’s not big news that finding a job is difficult these days. Dependent upon which area of the country you’re in, it can be almost impossible with some areas having employment higher than the national average of 11%.

But in my experience as a career coach, the main reason that people are not finding a job is not because there are no jobs. It is because of their attitude. The majority of job-seekers have not put themselves in the right frame of mind to do the work needed that will lead them to a becoming employed.

via The Main Reason You Won’t Find a Job – Work in Progress – Career talk for women – Forbes.

These words are very true for the vast majority of job seekers.  I work with those in transition on a weekly basis and for every one who is working very diligently there are 2 or 3 who are not putting enough time and effort into the process.

Finding a job is a full-time job!  There is now way around this.

I am happy to help just about anyone, but my effort will increase for those who are working hardest and I will back away from those who are looking for me to “find them a job.”  I help people learn how to find their own jobs; I teach them to fish.

If you want someone to feed you, I may not be the right person unless you are incapable of feeding yourself.


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