Most of us hear what we want to hear. There seems to be so many reasons for this it that I can explain. Job seekers are notorious for hearing what they want and not getting all the facts. One of the main reasons for this is because job seekers are looking for what works and works well. They don’t like to feel like they are wasting their time. An example of this is when a job seeker hears another person found a job using a certain job board, the job seeker runs out and checks out the new board. Because they don’t know all the details the job seeker is hopeful this new resource will be the right one for them. What they don’t do is ask them the details of how it worked, how did their experience fit the job they were applying for, and what else helped to influence the decision maker; all these other important questions reveal what really happened.
News outlets are also bad places to take guidance from on the job search. If there is a story to be told about what is broken in our world, the new outlets are the first dogs on the block. Ignore what you hear from them on how difficult things are. Ignoring them allows you to focus on you specific situation and location. You are not looking for a turnaround or a positive report aggregating positive jobbing news, you are looking for what others are not finding.
Ignore the bad and look for the good. You will find it. You will be much happier too.
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