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The Myths of the Current Job Search Market

Unfortunately, there is a tremendous amount of bad information about finding a job floating around in the universe. This Tutorial dispels the current myths of the job search market. It is the Stockdale paradox applied to the job search.

I’ve been finding people jobs since 1973. I’ve heard just about every cockamamie, ill-founded, ridiculous idea about how to find a job. There was a theory, for instance, a few years ago that said you would be out of work one month for every $10,000 in earnings you had. One of today’s theories is that the way to find a job is by networking. A recent “Career Coach” was advising people that they should begin an interview by telling the hiring authority that they “... weren’t really looking for a job, but thought it would be a good idea to come by and share information.” Oh, brother!

In this Tutorial, I discuss 29 myths of today’s job search market. This is a refreshing dose of reality. You may not like all you hear, but you can take it to the bank! Most people don’t look for a job very often. They think “this time” is like “last time.” These markets change. Reality in the 1990’s and early 2000’s was different than today. This tutorial reveals today’s job search realities.

Does an MBA really enhance your job search? What does “networking” really mean? How does today’s job search environment differ from the last few years? These and many more reality checks are discussed.

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Author

Tony Beshara
Tony Beshara

Founder, The Job Search Solution

Tony Beshara is the owner and president of Babich & Associates, established in 1952 and is the oldest placement and recruitment service in Texas. It is consistently one of the top contingency placement firm in the DFW area, as recognized by the Dallas Ft. Worth Business Journal. He has been a professional recruiter since 1973 and has personally found more than 8500 individuals jobs. He sits behind a desk every day, working the phone literally seven hours of the twelve hours a day, making close to 200 calls a day. He is in the trenches on a day-to-day basis. Tony has personally interviewed more than 26,000 people on all professional levels and has worked with more than 23,000 hiring authorities. Babich and Associates has helpe more than 100,000 people find jobs using Tony‘s process. Tony is one of the most successful placement and recruitment professionals in the United States. Tony received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from St. Louis University in 1973.

The second edition of his best selling book, "The Job Search Solution" The Ultimate System for Finding a Great job NOW! will be out in January of 2012. He also created a 27 hour online program about how to find a job, www.The Job Search Solution.com . Tony‘s second best seller, ACING The Interview, answers almost any question regarding interviewing in today‘s erratic job market. "UNBEATABLE Resumes," published in 2011, discusses resumes for the present, unique employment market. Tony also hosts a daily radio show, The Job Search Solution on KVCE, 1160 AM, every Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 8am. Tony and his beautiful wife of 42 years have four grown sons.