Top Job Hunting Myths: Busted!

They’re inaccurate. Based on fear and misinformation. And some are downright absurd.

They’re myths about the job hunt, and if you’re searching for work, they can hold you back from finding your dream job.

So grab a metaphorical sledgehammer and let’s have some fun. Below, PrideStaff busts three common job-search myths and sets the record straight:

Myth #1: If you’re unemployed, you’ll never find a job.

While many believe it’s easier to find a job when you have one (since you’ll be viewed as a more desirable candidate), you actually have much more time to devote to a job search when you’re unemployed. And if you address your resume gap properly in your cover letter and interview, your chances are just as good as any other candidate.

Myth #2: It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.

Networking is undeniably a valuable job search tool – but it’s not the be-all and end-all some make it out to be. Remember, networking is one part of a balanced job search strategy, and you will naturally make connections as your job hunt progresses. So don’t let it stress you out.

If you want to expand your sphere of influence, read these earlier posts on using your alumni network and in-person networking.

Myth #3: Staffing firms are a waste of time.

  • “They don’t have any good jobs.”
  • “Their fees are too expensive.”
  • “Their jobs don’t pay well.”

We hear statements like these all the time in our industry. Honestly, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what employment agencies like PrideStaff do – mostly because job seekers don’t have sound information.

In this video, we dispel four of the top misconceptions about temp agencies – and share the truth about what a staffing agency can do for you.

Find a great job with PrideStaff.

If you’re on the job hunt, PrideStaff can help you get to work quickly.  With offices nationwide, we offer a wide range of temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire opportunities. So whether you’re searching for temporary assignments or your next career move, the team at PrideStaff can help. Contact the PrideStaff office in your area to find out more about great local job opportunities.