Don't Just Job Search - Build A Career Instead

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We're all looking for that job that will finally get us out of unemployment but maybe it's time to shift that focus into building a career

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When it comes to job searching, a lot of us tend to have tunnel vision. Basically, we focus only on the end goal which is get the job, get paid and so life continues. This approach to the job search though more often than not leads to burn out and ending up in the wrong career. This doesn't mean that the things going on are not important because they truly are. It means you need to find an approach that is more sustainable. This is why you should focus on building a career and not getting a job. But what does this mean?

Better career choices

When you focus on just getting a job, you're likely to end up in a situation where you accept the first offer that comes your way. However, when you focus on building a career, you're able to be more thoughtful about the types of roles that you can get into. Now granted this is usually something that takes sometime to figure out but through things like personality tests, career coaching and building your skills, you're able to get a clearer picture of what it is you truly want.

Investing in yourself

The best thing we can do for ourselves especially in the times between jobs is invest in ourselves. I can hear you saying, "But I don't have money. How am I supposed to do that!?" Investing in yourself can be done in a lot of different ways. You might not be able to go back to school but there are a lot of free courses you can take that will teach you something new. It could also be building your networks by attending free networking events to meet people you can learn from. There are many different ways to invest in yourself - you just have to be creative!

So remember the next time you're thinking about getting a job to remember about the long term vision that is building your career.

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    Timanoi Tingoya | March 07, 2018 06:42

    Very informative to better yourself,it boosts your self confidence because your mind has been fed with new things and even people

    janet | March 06, 2018 15:53

    wonderful...thank you so much

    Dalil | March 04, 2018 12:43


    LEVIS | March 02, 2018 06:48

    Good info

    KAKARAPE | March 01, 2018 09:30

    very insightful Advice

    IBRAHIM | March 01, 2018 04:25

    Very much informed. Thanks a lot

    Primah | February 26, 2018 17:00

    I like that..I would like to.know more about it

    RICHARD | February 26, 2018 12:41

    this is nice, and good advice too.

    June | February 23, 2018 09:15

    Great reminder! Sometimes, it's pretty easy to get stuck in the 'I need to get a job' box that you forget what the end goal is,as prepared and informed as you might feel.


    Fuzu | February 23, 2018 13:23

    Great insight June!

    John | February 18, 2018 17:01

    Wonderful advice indeed

    NEWTON | February 18, 2018 14:34

    Thank so much,lets keep in touch

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