It’s easy to let ourselves slide into our comfort zones and stay there. When you think about it, it’s not difficult to find reasons NOT to write an e-mail, pick up the phone, or go to a networking event to find a job. Have you already thought of any of these excuses?
Here are Excuses to NOT Contact Potential Employers…
- Because of the poor economy, no one is hiring.
- I don’t have my resume the way I want it. The first impression means everything.
- I’m too old or too young to find work.
- I don’t want to bother them.
- I don’t know where to start, especially with social media like LinkedIn.
- I’ve earned some time off.
- It’s no use. I’ve tried before.
- There is too much competition.
- I need more training first.
- I’m not feeling well.
- I’ll wait until after I come back from vacation.
- My computer is acting up. I need to get it fixed.
- I’m having car trouble.
- It’s too early or late in the day.
- I have a doctor’s appointment or need to take the kids to school.
- I can’t take the rejection again.
- I’m hardly making ends meet now, and I can’t afford to waste money on gasoline for interviews all over town.
- I’ve applied at a couple of jobs already and I’ll just wait for their answer first.
- I’m worth more than they could pay me.
- I have company visiting.
- My mother is sick and I need to take care of her.
- I don’t have a car or a computer.
- I don’t like looking for a job.
There are two ways to look for a job. Either we can have “excuses why not” or we can “get results.” It’s just that simple.
If you need help getting rid of your excuses, contact Vickie Champion for a discovery coaching and consulting session.
By Vickie Champion