It Takes Skill to Trip Over Flat Surfaces – How to Screw Up Your Job Search

Could you be tripping in your own job search?

Just the other day, my son sent me a graphic he had downloaded on his ITouch. The graphic showed someone falling down after slipping or tripping. He sent this to me since many of the girls on my HS Basketball Team are constantly slipping, falling, tripping, flopping down on the ground without being within 10 feet of anyone else.

I suddenly started thinking that it takes skill to screw up a job search. How many managerial or executive candidates are stuck in a job search with no “real” prospects, leads, referrals, or opportunities? How many job search candidates have NO light at the end of their tunnel?

Conducting an effective job search is EASY – NOT Difficult – when you use best practices that are widely published and a systematic approach, such as our Career Success Methodology.

How many job search candidates have failed to conduct an effective job search when the quality and quantity of great ideas, best practices, and creative solutions are staring them in the face?

NOT taking advantage of the wealth of content in published materials, templates, audio programs, video demonstrations, and other tools is like “slipping on a flat surface – it takes real talent!”

Brad and I have been very active in the recession providing free audio broadcasts of our weekly internet show, samples such as cover letters and resumes, and templates such as our scorecard to determine if your LinkedIn Profile is effective in catching the eye of recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers.

Do you take advantage of these tools, tips, techniques, and best practices. Do you strive daily to improve the way you conduct your job search?

OR are you basically conducting your job search in the same approach that you started with 9 months ago?

The materials we offer in our FREE Resources is but a small microcosm of the wealth of great ideas, suggestions, recommendations, and content available to improve your job search.


We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on why your stuck in a rut of using outdated and ineffective methods to find a job when the path to your next job is staring you in the face.

Respond with a comment regarding:

What’s your favorite source of job search related information?

What’s the most recent new piece of learning you’ve gained regarding your job search?

Where do you turn to on the Internet when you need an answer to a job search question?

Who do you follow that blogs great content about job search?

What information can you NOT find on the Internet regarding your job search?

STOP Tripping over yourself in your job search.

Make every day a day in which you learn at least one new thing to improve your job search effectiveness!

Barry Deutsch

Don’t forget to join our LinkedIn Job Search Discussion Group where you discuss best practices and identify new areas of learning and growth to conduct an effective job search.

About the Author

Barry Deutsch is a founding Partner of IMPACT Hiring Solutions, co-author of "You're NOT the Person I Hired", and "This is NOT the Position I Accepted". Barry is an award-winning international speaker, retained executive recruiter, and expert on hiring and retaining top talent, and executive job search.

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