In these tumultuous and unpredictable times, many job seekers find themselves frustrated and doubtful that their searches will ever prove to be successful. As the financial markets fluctuate, so do our emotions and beliefs. Many of us experience the F.U.D.S. (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt and Suspicion). The F.U.D.S. carry over into many parts of our lives; a job search is no exception. Searching for a job is never easy. If you've ever looked for a new career opportunity, you're familiar with the emotional highs and lows of this roller coaster-like experience. Regardless of your situation, do not let a challenging economy distract you from your goal, or allow common misperceptions to derail you. It is not the market that will hinder your job search, but a pessimistic attitude that will stop you from landing a new position.

Here are seven Myths of the Market. Block them from your mind. Don't fixate on the challenges, focus on the possibilities.

1. Myth #1: There are no jobs. There are jobs out there. At Treeline, we see them everyday and we help people find them. As an executive search firm, we know the job market intimately. Our consultants are on the front lines, and can tell you first hand that people are finding new jobs.

2. Myth #2: A job search is harder in this economy. Regardless of the economic climate, a job search is always challenging. Change is difficult, but there's no better time than right now to recreate yourself. Leave your comfort zone behind. Identify companies that offer you the career progression and culture you are looking for and create your own opportunities.

3. Myth #3: The most qualified candidate will get the job. Without a doubt, companies are scrutinizing candidates' resumes much more closely. Let's face it: in this competitive market, they can afford to be more selective. With a much larger pool of qualified applicants available, compani