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7 Job Search Tips You Need to Follow

Going Back to Basics Is Essential for All Jobseekers

4. Semantics Matter

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.