What Job Seekers Still Don't Understand
Last week, four well-known female career coaches got together to talk about what job seekers are still not understanding about job search in 2011. The experts included: Deborah Shane - Radio Host, Career Coach and Author of Career Transitions - Make the ShiftEmily Bennington - Young Professional Career Expert and Coach at ProfessionalStudio365.com and Author of Effective ImmediatelyAlexandra Levit - Career Expert, Columnist and Coach at AlexandraLevit.com and Author of Business Blind SpotsJ.T. O'Donnell - Founder & CEO of CAREEREALISM.com and CareerHMO.com Hear what they each have to say about what is holding back Americans from finding work. They share insights gained from their discussions with top executives, existing clients, and much more. Listen to the Recording Now »Photo credit: Shutterstock
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(NOTE: This message is laced with sarcasm to prove a point. Reader beware and enter at your own risk.)

One of my mentors taught me a very valuable lesson the hard way. He told me I had great ideas, and my sales approach was crap. He even sent me to “Sales Training” to get better at making my point.

I admit I was terrible. I have gotten better over the years and by making mistakes. One good idea after another thrown in the circular file until I learned an invaluable lesson from my mentor.

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