Chapter 6Supporters: Great Assetsor Your Worst Nightmare

I have not come across anybody writing or giving advice about changing jobs that has specifically addressed the people who need to support you when you’re looking for a new job. These people can be your finest supporters or your worst nightmare. They can be a tremendous asset in your looking for a job and performing well on an interview, or they can be one of the greatest hindrances you will encounter. I’ve experienced many well-meaning supporters in the form of spouses, parents, ex-spouses, relatives, friends, and acquaintances who can totally destroy an otherwise perfectly good job search process.

It is very important that you get as many of the supporters that you might have to read ...

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