Job Seekers Slack Off After Encouragement

What’s more likely to cause a job-seeker to take a break from the search, a lack of progress or an encouraging interview?

Apparently positive reinforcement doesn’t serve to spur more action in the unemployed but less, as a study by the University of Minnesota found that people actively looking for work are more likely to “take a day off”from the hunt the day after a good interview than the day after a bad one.

Surprised? Maybe not, as it’s not a new idea that after an interview goes well the instinct is to wait and see what happens. But surprising or not, letting up on your job search after every encouraging experience will surely slow your progress.

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