Job hunting excuses that just don’t cut it

Lately I’ve been trying to help a pal job hunt. The problem is, she’s lazy and has an excuse for everything, even for minor problems which there are obvious, easy solutions. For her, and for the rest of you, here are a few destructions of your excuses not to look for a job. Now get off your ass.

  • I don’t have a computer

You probably have a Smartphone. You probably have access to a library. You probably have at least one friends or family member with a computer. Shut up.

  • My resume is old

Oh, come on. Update it. You have no excuse.

  • I don’t know how to create an online profile

Use Google. You’ll find this. Completed with step-by-step instruction, it’s a start.

  • I don’t have the time

If you’re not working, what are you so busy doing? If you are currently working but claim to want a new job, you must not hate your current one enough to dedicate an hour a day to hunt for better one.

  • I don’t have any references

Reach out to people. Most will be happy to help (unless you’ve offended them in the past).

  • I don’t have a big network

Then actively grow it: Go to events. Talk to friends who have other friends in your desired field. Say hello. Let your barista know you’re job hunting. You never know who may know someone who can help you unless you try.

  • There are no jobs I want

As long as you still have bills to pay, take a job you don’t want but that will pay the bills. It’s much easier to find a job when you already have one, and let’s be real – beggars can’t be choosers. For now, take what you can get, build up your skill set, then move on.

  • I am overqualified

Downplay your skills at first, slay at the job, then climb the ladder quickly.

  • I am underqualified

Learn more skills. Depending on your fields, you may be able to take free online courses or even just tutorials on YouTube or from your friends.

  • That job is beneath me

No it isn’t you broke idiot. When you’re desperate, nothing should be beneath you. Collect cans if you have to, then move up from there.

A job search doesn’t just happen overnight. Don’t let yourself get lazy or fed up with this important process. Get into the right footing with with an online profile now.



Source: Huffington Post (image)