Rick Gillis is an author/speaker/radio and TV host—all with an emphasis on employment and job search. Rick says that job search is no longer about selection. It’s about preventing elimination! Read more...
Pay attention to how you say things when you are in job search mode.
The words you use are more critical than you might think. For instance my clients will say they are "seeking a new opportunity" rather than "I’m looking for a job." There is a distinct difference. Someone who is looking for a job (potentially) sounds desperate while a person seeking a new employment opportunity sounds less so.
Even though times are tough and this might seem trivial, keep in mind that no employer will hire your problems. They will only hire you. And every little advantage you retain could be the one that gets you hired.