How to Conquer 3 Common Job Search Frustrations

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By Ben Weiss

"At first I had insisted I would only work at a company with a mission I believed in," writes author Robin Sloan in his novel "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore." "Then I thought maybe it would be fine as long as I was learning something new. After that I decided it just couldn't be evil."

As Sloan describes, the job search has the tendency to change your perspective for the worst; at first you're dead set on the dream job, but upon realizing the obstacles standing in your way, the concessions start flowing.