The following article is part of my participation in the Recruiting Blogswap:
Written by: Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
ARE YOU A “STUCKEE” JOB SEEKER?
I work with job seekers who are “stuckees” My definition of a “stuckee” is a person who does not take action on their own behalf, especially in looking for a job.
The first or second job interview rejection shuts them down. Poor self-esteem is one of the causes of giving up.
Job seeking is a game where new or returning job seekers don’t know the rules. The rules they do know are answering ads, sending out resumes, waiting for the phone to
ring, etc. “Stuck” becomes comfortable and safe.
One of the cures for a “stuckee” is to have a group of people around them that are accepting of them, no matter what. Supportive people provide hope, support and
And, how does a “stuckee” keep going in the face of many rejections? One way to understand the temporary setbacks and not staying stuck is to know that situations
change. Hope, people and support come together to help the job seeker towards a fulfilling job search.
Finally, risking is something that the “stuckee” job seeker doesn’t seem to connect with in the job search. Taking a risk in approaching a potential employer can help free the “stuckee” whether the outcome is a job offer or not. The cycle of stuckness can suddenly come to a halt! And, getting a good career coach or counselor to help, can make a big difference.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.