Getting Out of Your Own Way: How to Not Limit Yourself During a Job Search

  • Getting Out of Your Own Way: How to Not Limit Yourself During a Job Search

    Oregon City, OR - July 25, 2023

    2023-07 - Employment Search in Oregon City, OR
    Embarking on a job search can be a daunting task. Especially when you’re faced with job descriptions that require a long list of qualifications. Sometimes, you narrow down your options too much and end up discouraged when nothing comes through. Limiting yourself like this can take away opportunities that might just be the perfect fit for you. In this blog post from an expert in career postings, you will learn how to get out of your own way and do your job search the right way. 

    Explore Different Industries

    Often people limit themselves to only specific industries that they have previous experience in. This restricts you from finding opportunities that you may not have even considered before. For example, you might have a background in communication. With the knowledge you gained from that, you could explore industries like education or healthcare, which both require communication roles. Opening up your search will give you better chances of finding the right fit.

    Transferable Skillset

    Along with exploring different industries, it’s important to remember that you most likely have a list of transferable skills. Transferable skills are things that you learned in a certain role that can be applied to a different kind of job. Problem-solving and leadership are a couple of skills that can be transferred amongst different roles. These can make you an asset to any company, even if you don’t have every qualification on their list.

    Be Open to Learning

    Sometimes employers are willing to provide training to a candidate who shows potential. By applying to positions that you may not have all the skills required for but are willing to learn, you open more opportunities for yourself. You will show employees that you are motivated and strive to improve yourself.


    Remember, getting out of your own way is the key to having the best possible chances of finding a perfect job. Don’t be afraid to explore different industries, use your transferable skills, and stay willing to learn. Follow these tips and your employment search will go smoother than you expected. Good luck!

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    Locally owned and operated, Express Employment Professionals in Oregon City, OR is a Full-Service Staffing Agency that continually exceeds expectations by providing services to companies in our community while also helping job seekers find employment.

    Express Employment Professionals of Oregon City, OR
    900 Main St #106
    Oregon City, OR 97045
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