Applying for a new job can be one of the most tedious — and not to mention confusing — things that every adult has to go through. Do you have the right chops for the job? Are you over qualified? Should you oversell yourself? Undersell yourself to manage expectations? Is there ever a right time to quit? And while the process does get slightly better with age and experience, it’s still nonetheless a stressful task. In fact, sometimes all that anxiety you go through is enough to convince yourself to stick it out for a longer time at your current position just to avoid the job search.
And between your well-meaning friends and family… and colleagues and industry acquaintances, you’ll be bombarded with advice that they’ll think you’ll need when job hunting. And while your loved ones and social circle might just be trying to help, remember, not all advice is good advice. The job market is constantly changing (especially during these COVID-19 times), and sometimes what could be considered a best practice might not be relevant a few years later. Not to mention, there’s plenty of misinformation out there that could end up being detrimental to your search if you were to apply them.
But that’s where the experts step in. We speak to James Goh, founder and CEO of ACCESS HR & Talents — a by-invitation-only job portal that ensures a minimum pay of $2,800 across the board — to get the truth on some of the most popular job-searching advice out there.