Six job hunting myths debunked

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With the national unemployment rate hovering around 9.5%, finding a job can seem like an endless search.

While experts agreed the labor market is less than friendly right now, there are steps candidates can take to increase their chances of finding employment.

“The state of the economy does not indicate how your job search will go– those who get sucked into this kind of thinking generally have a really tough time,” says Meredith Haberfeld, executive and life coach.

Here are some common job-hunting myths that can prevent you from securing a job.

Myth 1: No one is Hiring, so I Shouldn’t Even Bother

While the unemployment rate has steadily climbed over the past few years, the misconception that companies will not hire in tough times is simply not true.

When looking for employment make that your full-time job, suggest the experts.

“Those who recognize that for this time, job hunting is their job and structure their time accordingly and do an incredible job at this job over the long haul do find opportunities,” says Haberfeld.

“These days, it can take anywhere from a week to a year and those who put in the diligent effort day after day and don’t get stopped by set-backs find the right position.”

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