It is no mystery that the job search process can be very stressful. It takes a great deal of inner strength, dedication, planning and self-control to be successful in your job search. Regardless of the struggles you face in your job search, it is up to you to go above and beyond to ensure your success!  Playing the victim or giving up at the slight sign of a challenge or struggle is unacceptable, and will surely guarantee your failure.  People all around the world struggle daily with wide-ranging visible and non-visible challenges, so that cannot be the excuse or reason you fail. A truly committed job seeker, always views the glass as half full, with endless possibilities.  A true champion stays attentive and committed to ensuring his or her success.  If you find yourself always coming up with excuses as to why you can’t meet deadlines, follow instructions, keep appointments, and just always have an excuse for everything, then you may want to rethink your attitude.  Here are bad habits to watch for in order to prevent self-sabotage:

  • Not keeping obligations to appointments and agreements made
  • Using excuses to get out of completing tasks and assignments
  • Missing scheduled appointments
  • Always missing deadlines
  • Blaming others for your failures and shortcomings
  • Using so many excuses that you lose track of what you tell others
  • Always playing the victim
  • Asking for help but becoming agitated when you receive an answer you are not ready to accept

The list above is only the tip of the iceberg. Excuses will get you nowhere. Only dedicated job seekers will be successful. You owe it to yourself to stop making excuses. Just do everything within your power to be successful in your job search. Are you ready to reinvent yourself and design your career plan?  Ready to talk with a career coach who is passionate about helping you through your self-discovery and career search?  Hire a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) at APEX Career Services today! Visit us at to get started! Believe in Yourself! Invest in your future! You’re worth it!

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