When you have to walk through land mines that others have laid it is understandable, but when you have laid the mines yourself, then there is a bigger problem.
Land mines are meant to be a surprise for the enemy. Instead, self laid land mines are a surprise for… Well, the person that laid them. Is that you?
Digging up those land mines you’ve laid will help you in several ways:
- You’ll be able to keep your job search in control. There are so many things you cannot control already such as, decisions by the employer, salary, personality differences and more. Why not think through potential issues and reconcile them?
- The truth will set you free. No need to look over your shoulder.
- You want the hiring process and background checks as seamless as possible. If you know there is a skeleton in your employment closet, and it’s found out, expect to be disqualified. It’s more than getting out of your own way. People in general lay land mines in their relationships. Job seekers do similar damage to their careers and job search resulting in long and unnecessary durations of unemployment that he or she could control.