Today is election day. Regardless of the political side you're on, we continue to hear the same rhetoric from both sides. One of the election phrases that's recently been coined is "low information voter", and it got me wondering how many "low information job seekers" there are out there. Too many, I'm afraid.
It's human to pick a side and stick with their talking points without really digging into all of the details to completely understand the issues. But in a job search, that approach doesn't work. To be an effective job seeker, you have to dig in, be persistent in trying new things and step out of your comfort zone. Not behaviors that come easy to most of us.
Many job seekers revert to what they did 'last time' to get a job and they continue to use those strategies, even though there has been dramatic change in the job market, technology and job search strategies.
Bottom line: There is no excuse to be a 'low information job seeker'. There are literally millions of pieces of information out there to help you. Find them, learn them and then use them.
Oh, and don't forget to vote.
Job Search and Career Strategist who hopes I have written something you'll find useful.