From Job Hunter to Job Jedi

Apr 27, 2023 | Overcoming Perceived Liabilities

From Job Hunter to Job Jedi: How to Skillfully Maneuver Awkward Moments and Craft Clever and Effective Responses

Are you tired of feeling like a mere job hunter, constantly facing uncomfortable situations and struggling to come up with the right responses? It’s time to level up your game and become a Job Jedi. Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll be sharing valuable insights and practical tips to help you master the art of navigating difficult moments during your job search and crafting strategic responses that will make you stand out from the competition. Whether you’re just starting your job search or have been at it for a while, get ready to hone your skills and unleash your inner Job Jedi.


  1. Confronting Discrimination or Bias: Ageism, gender bias, or other forms of discrimination can create a hostile and uncomfortable environment for executives during the job search process, affecting their confidence and decision-making.
  2. Navigating Job Offer Dilemmas: Executives may face uncomfortable situations when they receive multiple job offers, including reneging on an accepted offer or handling counter offers from their current employer, which can strain professional relationships.
  3. Competing with Friends or Colleagues: The job search may pit executives against close friends or current colleagues for the same role, potentially causing tension and awkward interactions that could damage personal and professional relationships.
  4. Balancing Relocation and Personal Life: Executives may be asked to relocate for a new job, which can create stress and discomfort around uprooting their life, impacting their family and personal relationships.
  5. Navigating Company Politics and Reputation: Executives may discover that a potential job is embroiled in internal politics or associated with a company with a poor reputation, creating unease and ethical dilemmas during the interview process.
  6. Addressing Compensation and Negotiation Challenges: Lowball job offers or simultaneous negotiations with multiple companies can lead to uncomfortable situations and potentially damaged relationships with prospective employers.
  7. Managing Conflicts of Interest and Non-Compete Clauses: Executives might face potential conflicts of interest with key decision-makers or be limited by non-compete clauses from previous employment, creating legal and ethical challenges during the job search.
  8. Balancing Work and Personal Life During the Job Search: The job search process can be time-consuming and stressful, making it challenging for executives to maintain a healthy work-life balance and potentially straining their personal relationships.



It’s time to level up your game and skillfully maneuver awkward moments during your job search. Stay tuned over the next 8 weeks for our upcoming blog series, “Overcoming Perceived Liabilities”.

Patrick Lage

Written By: Terri Wiksten, Chief Operating Officer

Terri Wiksten is a dynamic powerhouse who works harder than anyone you know and tackles every task with 100% effort while maintaining her enthusiastic, cheerleader attitude!

She loves helping professionals save time and money as they search for their next challenge and thrives on how technology turned this industry on its head, allowing for constant change and opportunity to do things better and more effectively for our clients.