What does a job search have in common with running a dog-agility course?

09/18/2013 | Monterey County Herald (Calif.), The

Searching for a job is a lot like a dog running an agility course, career coach and columnist Mary Jeanne Vincent writes. Handlers often walk the course and plan their strategy, just as job seekers should prepare for each interview and take personal responsibility to improve their performance, she notes. Most importantly, candidates should stay upbeat and enjoy themselves, she adds. "Confident candidates appreciate the small wins -- the unexpected networking opportunities and surprise referrals. They celebrate the tiny triumphs knowing they lead to an eventual win," she writes.

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