Job Search Paralysis

Ever wonder if perhaps your extended job search is causing you to become ineffective at finding work? It’s called, “Job Search Paralysis” and it’s very real. Given today’s extended unemployment numbers (9.1% unemployment, 25M out of work, 45% out of work 6+ months, etc.), it’s easy to see why the number of people with Job Search Paralysis is increasing. Which leads to an important question: How do I know if I have it? In the following video, J.T. O’Donnell explains the tell-tale signs of Job Search Paralysis which include:
  • Spending less than 15 hours/week on your job search.
  • Limiting your job search to activities that don’t involve connecting with people face-to-face.
  • Having a "crisis of confidence" about your ability to find a job.
O’Donnell also explains how to overcome Job Search Paralysis so you can get back in the game and find the job you want and deserve. Highlights of this video include O’Donnell working with guests on the show to challenge their fears and push them to get back the mindset that will help them move forward. If you are feeling stalled in your job search, this is the video for you! Photo credit: Shutterstock

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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