Nobody wants to have a terrible job, but the experience will help you understand what you're looking for in a career while teaching you how to get along with people with different perspectives, writes Heather Huhman. The experience will also motivate you to search for a new position while showing you how to create new opportunities at work.
To expand your potential, you need to ask for things you're not sure you'll get, silence self-doubt and ignore self-imposed boundaries about what you should and shouldn't do, Curt Rosengren writes. He recommends having a "burning vision" for what you want to create.
Not actively networking online, applying for jobs where you don't have the necessary skills and having an unfocused search are common job search errors, Heather Huhman writes. "No one likes desperation -- especially hiring managers," she writes. "Failing to have a focused, specific job-search strategy can actually hurt your chances of landing a new job."
Heather R. Huhman reviews several job-search applications on Facebook, including BeKnown, BranchOut and Cachinko, weighing the pros and cons of each. For example, she writes that while BranchOut allows you to find job opportunities from multiple online sources, the biggest drawback is spam. "It's like a weed that cannot be killed, taking over your Facebook status updates and sending messages to your friends," she writes.
If you're networking as a recent college graduate, create a 60-second pitch that clearly states your abilities and the opportunities you're after, Heather Huhman writes. Always be clear about what you want from someone else, such an opportunity to go out for coffee and ask his or her advice, she writes.