Job Seekers: Forget These 3 Excuses in 2015

January 20, 2015

Career Advice

198900518_fdd4191bbd_zExcuses, excuses, excuses. We’re calling you out. If you’re actively job seeking right now, we’ve got your back — but we’re also going to give you the kick you need. Here are the top excuses you need to stop making for yourself in 2015.

1. “I don’t have enough experience, so I’m not even going to apply.”
You’ve got nothing to lose when it comes to this job application. Leave it to someone else to decide your fate. As Wayne Gretzky says, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

2. “I’ve sent a million applications, but I hear nothing.”
It’s great that you’ve sent out so many applications, but how much effort did you put into each one? Not enough. We’ve touted the importance of tailoring each resume and we’ve covered how to tell if your resume sucks. Apply to fewer jobs in a more thoughtful way and you might see your results change.

3. “I’ll apply but I’m never going to get this job.” 
Confidence, people! You need confidence. Your doubt will come through in your application and your interview. No one will take you seriously if you don’t take yourself seriously.

Image via vandys/Flickr.

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