Job Search Myths and Realities

myths-poseidons-tridentFrom the Yeti of Nepal to the alligators lurking in Manhattan’s sewers, urban myths exist everywhere – even in the world of executive job search.

Are you looking for a new job, or planning to make a change sometime soon? If so, these and other job search myths might be standing in your way:

  • “I will find my next job by applying online.”
  • “My résumé is the most important job search tool.”
  • “I need to apply to as many companies as I can.”
  • “A recruiter will help me find a job.”
  • “No one will hire me because I am older.”
  • “Networking doesn’t work for me.”
  • “I can do this without help.”

It’s time to rethink your assumptions about the executive hiring process, and debunk the myths once and for all!

During this roundtable discussion, our expert panel of executive career advisors, coaches and recruiters separate fact from fiction, and share strategies to help you stand out, get noticed, and get interviewed for the roles that are right for you.

Here’s what some attendees of the live event had to say:

  • “The info was excellent and very forthright. I needed to hear what I heard today.
  • “Each of the presenters were knowledgeable and at the same time conversational.”
  • “I liked authenticity of the panel and their sincere feedback.”
  • “I need to suck up my pride, and not go it alone in my job search.”
  • “Every scrap of information in a job search is vital and the information provided here was clear, concise, and implementable.”

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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