From the English dictionary a Myth is described as ‘’A widely held but false belief or idea .’’
There are quite a lot of common job hunting myths that are frequently repeated, from outdated advice.
Unfortunately, some of them could be holding you back in finding a job if you take them too seriously, so it’s good to know what is true and what’s not.
1) When unemployed you should accept the first offer.
If you’ve been out of work for a while, you could be feeling desperate to land a role, but this doesn’t mean you should accept the first job that comes along if you don’t feel its right for you. Keeping this in mind, there are times when you may have to take a job that you are not 100% thrilled about, but just consider it a stepping stone. Temporary work or freelancing could be the answer if you want to carry on your job hunt.
2) The internet is a magic bullet for your job search needs. Therefore registering at several internet Job Board will results into multiple job offers.
Most “Internship & entry level ” job adverts are NOT placed on the Web, employers seeking instead to look internally or hire based upon peer recommendations.
That said, job-hunting on the Web should be one component of a job search for most job-seekers, it should not be viewed as having any higher success rates than registering with a Recruitment Company and networking.
3) It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
Industry contacts can be invaluable in your job hunt, but knowing the right people isn’t the be all and end all. Networking should be part of your job search strategy, so if you begin without any connections this doesn’t need to be a disadvantage, as you can make them as you go on.
4) The only person you can depend on is yourself.
Don’t ever hesitate to ask for help when you need it.Friends, family, industry contacts and even recruiters can often provide you with the support you require to succeed in your job search. Think about how certain people could assist you and don’t forget to show gratitude when they do.
In addition to this, seek professional help to clean up your C.V.