6 Obstacles That Are Stopping You From Finding a Great Job

June 21st, 2017

There’s no way around it; job searching can be exhausting. Between dedicating ample time and effort to preparing for interviews and negotiating your worth, the job hunt often feels like a full-time job in and of itself. While all these factors are true, many times the greatest barrier preventing you from finding your next opportunity is you. If you are currently on the job hunt or will be looking for a new job soon, consider these six common obstacles that may be holding you back:

  1. Changing jobs can be scary. With the fear of change plus the possibility of failing in a new environment, not making financial ends meet and even the fear of making the wrong decision, many potential candidates hold themselves back from moving on to a great new opportunity by preferring comfort and consistency to change.
  2. Even if we don’t recognize it on a daily basis, we are constantly surrounded by expectations from both family and society of what we should and should not do when we have a stable job. Expectations like these are often grounded in what is considered acceptable and not necessarily what is in the best interest of the individual’s career path for professional growth.
  3. When faced with a bigger and better opportunity, we sometimes find ourselves faced with self-doubt. Many times, our own uncertainties are what pose limitations and hold us back from moving on to greater things.
  4. Time is priceless, and it can be extremely difficult to find time for yourself, especially if you are already working full time. Consider scheduling daily appointments with yourself to commit taking time to yourself to find clarity on where to focus your energy and time moving forward.
  5. There will always be someone more successful, more efficient or “better” than you in any job. Comparison does not lead anywhere positive and only provides excuses for staying put. Instead of comparing your skills to others, think about what gets you most excited and motivates you.
  6. Lack of support can be the greatest hurdle to overcome when searching for a new job. We all need support along our paths to bigger and better things whether it comes from family, a mentor or a recruiting professional to help get your foot in the door.

As the saying goes, we can be our own worst enemies; this can be especially true when it comes to job hunting. The best method to ensure you overcome any obstacles on your way to finding your next great job is to partner with an experienced staffing firm that has a wide network of professional opportunities throughout Midland, TX. Contact 1st Staffing Group today to find your next job in Midland!

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