The Job Awful Truth’s: The 7 Deadly Sins of the Job Search

October 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm (Career, job search, The 7 Deadly Sins of the Job Search) (, , , , , , , , , )

SLOTH –

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Are you being proactive in searching out new opportunities which might be the best next step for your career?  Are you surprised that you are still stuck under the fluorescent light in your sad little cubical? What is your plan?  THE AWFUL TRUTH is, a successful career does not just happen.  You need to have a long term career plan. Like with any long term goal, you will need to create a plan, be diligent and work hard.  You will want to begin by doing research in your industry and specifically for the position you desire. You will want to find out who you should be networking with, and find out what steps they took to achieve the success they have obtained.  Even if you are not actively looking, always be open-minded to opportunities you hear about.  Exploring an opportunity is not a commitment that you will take a new job, but by failing to evaluate new scenarios you’ll never know what you might have missed.  THE AWFUL TRUTH is, that any sloth can probably keep the job they have with minimal effort, but taking your career to the next level will require effort.

©Copyright, 2009, Nicole Dukehart. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.

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3 Comments

  1. Mohamed said,

    Hi – found your post through LinkedIn – excellent information! Whether you are looking to make a change or not, you should always be open to the possibility and keep your eyes and ears open.

  2. The Job Awful Truth’s: The 7 Deadly Sins of the Job Search. Sloth - Are You Being Lazy With Your Job Search | Daily Career Connection said,

    […] 2009, Nicole Dukehart, All rights reserved. Used with […]

  3. Cornelius said,

    I read a few topics. I respect your work and added blog to favorites.

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