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Job search can be a challenging and rewarding experience. When you learn new techniques and try them out, some may work others might not.


What happens when you get to the point when you have tried everything. Nothing seems to be working! Don't miss this episode where Scott and Andrew discuss strategies to invigorate your search.

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Taking in and evaluating the advice you are receiving.

What to do when everything you have tried doesn't work.

Mindset and activities that can support or defeat your efforts.


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welcome to job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott. This production is meant to provide you the listener meaningful support defined great careers faster. And that's whether you're working or not. Today's episode is brought to you by the anatomy of a networking conversation. It's an e book a Free Resource. We have for you at job. Seekers radio DOT COM in today's show. We're talking about what happens when the advice runs out in your job search and it just doesn't seem to be working you're still out there looking haven't found a job yet I think there was a recent situation that you had Scott. Yes other eager. Probably fill us in with one of your clients right. I was just having the conversation recently with somebody who is not complaining but expressing his frustration with the fact that he has been around the job seeking block for awhile now. He's relatively new to the area but not new to his field and that industry is represented here in the Portland area. He's talked to a lot of people. He is very well connected in the right places. He's received a lot of advice from both of us from others and nothing has worked yet. He's been working with Everything with from startups to established companies all sizes and shapes and nothing quite has worked out to give him a foothold. Right gainful employment right or at least the final set of interviews or a process. That looks exactly normal. He's gotten close in a couple of situations but it's it's not anything that really has delivered anything even even a temporary contract position and I've been there a lot of what he was describing was stuff that I lived through during my years of unemployment. And so I. I had a great deal of compassion for him under these circumstances because he's truly frustrated. He's tried everything he is. At least his last job was at a higher level so we talked about the fact that there. Aren't that many jobs in this metropolitan area on that level in the field and we talked about his efforts to branch out. He's looking at at companies of different sizes. He has applied for jobs of at Lower Levels. And when he he is then asked why he's applying for a lower position because he's now over qualified and you can't get a job when you're overqualified which doesn't really make any sense. Other than the fact that the a lot of companies are too afraid to hire someone that they're then they feel they then have to replace. Because they're gonNA move onto something else when I talked to. Hr PEOPLE WHO Express that fear. I also tell them well. What are the chances that they may be able to help your company move up within your company that would be a really great higher? Then there's there's fear in Balkh he's been at this for a number of months. He's in a situation where he has a family to support. And what do you do that? The one thing that I keep coming back to is keep going. And that's really the the answer to the question keep going. Yeah and it's nothing that we can't work with and the challenge that a lot of people have is they come into a situation and they put a date out there.

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