By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog
|Career myths can wreck your job search. |
Don't let career myths stall or crash your progress!
- MYTH: There is one perfect job for me. REALITY: There are many jobs you would excel in and enjoy. Focus on work that suits your interests and skills, but don't limit yourself to one job. Start by browsing www.mynextmove.org.
- MYTH: No one will hire me because I lack experience or have gaps in my work history. REALITY: If you need experience, get it! Volunteer, work in a related or entry-level job, get an internship, or take classes. If you have gaps in your work history, ponder what you did during the gap, such as studying, care giving, or volunteering, and add it to your resume. Also be sure to emphasize your transferable skills, such as a talent for writing or math, and your soft skills, such as dependability and conscientiousness.
- MYTH: It's too late to change my career. REALITY: Workers who change careers come from many age groups, situations, and backgrounds. To make change easier, "transfer" your skills and experience to other jobs. Start at www.myskillsmyfuture.org.
Have career myths ever held you back? Have you overcome career myths?