Three Common Job Hunting Failures

Some people will tell you that the condition of the economy does not matter when it comes to getting a job. If you talk to them a bit longer, you will find that they were always able to find some kind of work, even during the Great Depression. Were they just lucky, or are they telling the truth? Interestingly enough, my own experiences reveal these people are 100% correct. As long as there are people in a country, there are going to be services that need to be performed and products that need to be manufactured. Under those circumstances, there are always going to be jobs. That said, there are three things that will prevent you from getting a job, regardless of the economy and your skills. Overcome these three problems, and you will never have to worry about being unemployed.

Failure to Pursue Jobs in Related Occupational Niches

Today, many people that were employed as secretaries and other white collar jobs are returning to college in droves to obtain clinical degrees. While that may be of some use if you legitimately like to work with people, others are going to find it an absolute nightmare. Why waste all of this time when there are plenty of receptionist, medical billing, and medical records jobs open? No matter whether you apply for jobs at outsourcing agencies, work at home transcription venues, or in medical practices, you stand just as much chance of getting those jobs as others with previous experience. The proof? I did the exact same thing in 1997, and got nine years out of it, complete with going from clerk to full manager.

Failure to Find Out if You Can do the Job

The two most dangerous words that pop into your mind when reading a job description are "I can't". What do you mean by that? How do you know you "can't" do a job in a related career cluster if you have never tried? The sad fact of the matter is, you couldn't even tie your shoes before someone taught you. When it comes right down to it, if you are willing to learn, and willing to try, the vast majority of employers will be happy to train you as opposed to take on someone that is jaded about the job and just looking for a paycheck.

Failure to Ask for a Chance

If you don't ask, you will never receive anything that you want in life. That holds true in the arena of job hunting as well. No matter whether you are overqualified, underqualified, or don't know the difference, failing to ask for a job will most certainly result in failure. Think this is just a matter of mindset? Think again. Thousands of men and women during the Depression went knocking from door to door asking for jobs. It didn't matter if it was handyman work, sewing - anything that someone would pay them to do. When you ask someone for a chance, chances are, they may just give you one.

Everyone in America needs to be working at some type of productive job. Even in these horrible times, there is no such thing as a newspaper that doesn't have at least 20 job openings. What is stopping you from calling them today? Think you can't do the job? Think again. Ask them what it takes, and see if you can get an interview. What have you got to lose?

People that don't believe this method works can and should read my ebook, Overcoming the Overqualified Myth.

I am living proof that it is possible to jump career niches, because I did it three times over the course of 20 years. On top of that, I lived in one of the most economically depressed and rural areas in the country. I did not grow up in the Great Depression, but I did grow up and work during the "Silent Depression" that has now grown to a nationwide crisis. I was able to find a job, why can't you? Read my book today, or join my forum and turn your life around the same way I did.