Job hunting phrases and what they really mean.

Here are some of my favorite phrases and what they really mean.

  • Phrase
  • You probably think
  • What it really means
  • What you can do about it

Phrase: Self-starter

You probably think
This job requires a great deal of initiative

What it really means
You’re on your own. Remember that old saying “sink or swim”. Here’s where the rubber really meets the road cause your on your own baby!

What you can do about it
Go to Google and run a search with the name of the company as well as the word resume. This will return the resumes of people who used to work at the firm. Call them up and ask them what it’s like to work there.

Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.


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