Don't be a Job Seeker - by Peter WeddleEmployers address you that way on their corporate sites. Recruiters use the very same term to describe applicants for their openings. But, you should never ever accept the label. Don't let anyone categorize you as a "job seeker." Compel them to see you as a "person of talent" instead.
Although most employers and recruiters don't consciously look down on job seekers, their subliminal assessment is clear. If you're actively searching for a job, they see you as a supplicant for work. And, all too often that judgment leads them to denigrate your expertise and experience. They don't think you are the equal of others in the workforce.
If you don't believe that consider this: for the last two years, a major survey of employers has found that the number one source of the people hired to fill the open jobs in corporate America isn't job seekers. It's the employer's current workers. Employers call this practice "internal mobility," but basically it's their backhanded way of saying that people in transition are inferior
So, what can you do about this predicament? Change the way you see yourself so that employers are forced to look at you differently. Stop acting like a supplicant for work, and start being a resource worthy of recruitment - a person of talent.