When someone is unemployed, the only thing you will listen is it is very hard to get a job. This is an absolute misconception and totally misleading. In fact, there are many more misconceptions about job-hunting that you may have come across and even believe in them. Here are some of the most common myths about job-hunting that you should be aware of:
Changing jobs often does not create a good impression on employers
It is quite a belief that job-hopping is frowned upon by employers. They think that you are not a long-term employee and would soon leave their company as well. This is a total myth. Employees can always seek new jobs to improve their skill set or gain new skills. However, it is best not to change jobs under a year. That does affect your CV a bit. But, otherwise you are a free bird and changing jobs often would never be a factor.
Registering in job portals will guarantee a job
Almost everyone who is looking for a job thinks that they should register on multiple job portals. This will enable them to get multiple job offers. That is not how it works. It is a misconception and you should know it. Job portals are not some magic solution that will present a job one fine day. There is like a 5% chance of getting a job from a job portal and that is the harsh truth and reality.
Low salary demands will get you that job
This is the height of desperation and although it may work in very instances, but it is a big myth that should be done away with. For those who have got a job by lowering their salary demands have often become frustrated after a few months about their salary. There are certain expectations from the job and the salary that you are getting. It has to be a combination of both and there should be a balance. Once you lower your demands for the salary, the balance is disturbed and hence the frustration.
Sending out résumés will guarantee an interview
That is never the case with modern day jobs. There is a specific process in order to get to that interview room. Yes, sending a résumé will help, but only if you are eligible for the job. The job market is quite tight these days and merely sending résumés and cover letters will not do. Unless you are absolutely sure that the job position available is suitable for your skill set, do not apply.
Changing careers is impossible
There comes a time in your life when you may want to change your career. Many would say it is a bad decision and you would have to start from scratch and that no company would take an adult fresher. That is a really bogus thing to say. You can switch careers any day you want. Just make sure you are flexible to the changes that are needed in the new job.
Take the job if you are desperate
Job hunting can be really frustrating at time. You attend 50 interviews, but do not get selected for one job. That can be disappointing. However, that does not mean you will take up any job just because you are looking for a job. It has to match your skill set and the salary should also be satisfactory. You may need a job very urgently, but if you are doing something that you do not love, then it would not add up to anything in your career.
There are myths everywhere. If you are looking for a job, you need to be focused on your goal and have confidence on your skills and knowledge instead of paying attention to meaningless misconceptions.