On the Hunt: 7 Deadly Sins of Job Seekers
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Searching for and landing a new job can be both exhilarating and challenging. In the process, frustration can set in after leads turn out to be a bust, offers aren’t coming in—or aren’t up to par with your skills—and rejection becomes more and more frequent. Some job seekers get desperate, displaying behaviors that do more harm than good.

When one gives in to desperation or frustration, the results can be catastrophic, not only to their career advancement pursuits but to their focus and confidence. Even when times get tough, it’s always best to remain positive and keep integrity as the foundation of your efforts.

Brazen Careerist details seven deadly sins for job seekers to avoid. Stay away from these vices during your search to ensure job-seeking success.

Beware of showing your wrath online.
Don’t let greed dictate your dream job.
Sloth is your worst enemy.
Let go of your pride, even just a bit.
Curb your lust for shiny objects
Gluttony can kill your chances of getting hired.
Focus on inspiration, not envy.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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