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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER TWO

Think before you plan

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Why job hunting isn’t always as straightforward as it looks
  • The dangers of reinventing the wheel
  • Pushing yourself beyond passive behaviours
  • Actions which will extend your job hunt
  • Actions which will shorten your job hunt

JOB SEEKING IS OBVIOUS – I DON’T NEED A PLAN

Look at online careers discussions and you’ll see a range of comments. Some people warmly welcome all tips and ideas, some respond that job hunting is simple common sense. Others are hostile, cynically stating that any positive-minded advice is too disconnected from the misery of the real economy to be valid. This reveals an important paradox in the world of career thinking, outlined in The Interview Expert, which described ...

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