Diversifying Your Job Search

Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.”

You saw an ad for an upcoming job fair. You pre-register convinced that the companies listed in the ad are going to be there with real jobs. You make extra copies of your resume, put on your best suit & off you go, ready to conquer the world.

But a funny thing happens when you get two blocks from the venue. The street is packed with cars, but being the opportunist that you are pull into the parking lot only to all the parking stalls are full. You park 3 blocks away, turn the corner to the entrance & “oh my” there’s a line of people just like you that snakes around the building.

It’s then that you realize you would have better spent your time re-arranging your sock drawer.

How many Job Fairs have you attended expecting to find the ideal career position with the ideal company only to find the venue & parking lot packed with the unemployed all hoping that this is going to be their day; only to be disappointed because there weren’t any. If you’ve gone to enough job fairs you will find the same companies attend job fairs with no real jobs in their arsenal.

I think that most candidates fall into 3 categories.

1.      The recent starry eyed college graduate.

2.      The candidate who’s collecting unemployment & attending to fulfill their unemployment requirements.

3.      The candidate who’s attending just to get his/hers spouse off their back.

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