Do You Have "Excuse-itis" When Looking for a Job?

Do You Have "Excuse-itis"
When Looking for a Job?

How many times have you done or heard
someon else say: "I don't have the time,
I don't have the money, I don't have my
family behind me, and on and on"?

This excuse-itis is worse than pro-
crastination. Procrastination implies that
you will eventually get something done.
Excuses, however, are just little fears in
disguise. It is hard to approach employers
and ask for a job. The big fear comes out
of the little one, which is REJECTION.

So, it is easier to complain, tell others that
there are no jobs, stay at home doing
chores, and fill in time that could be spent
contacting others about jobs.

The continuing withdrawal from looking for
a job is close to a mental impediment, which
can lead to depression, illness, anger, alcohol
indulgence, etc.

Now what can the hapless job seeker do
except to hide? The best of all ways is to
take action, regardless of the big, bad word
of rejection. There might be many "We're not
hiring" or "We've hired someone else".

There will be a yes: "You're hired!", in time.
Patience, too, is better than "excuse-itis".

About the Author

Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Certified Job & Career Transition Coach
Phone: (509) 469-3514