It's always been my philosophy that you have to be very careful what you read. Remember, in the newspaper business it's not news unless it's bad news.
To find a job, ignore doom-and-gloom news, experts say.(CNN) -- If you're unemployed, you know it's a rough time to be on the job hunt.
There's a huge pool of unemployed workers out there, and the unemployment rate continues to climb.
But if you want work, you need to block out the doom-and-gloom news about the economy, particularly this Friday's federal jobs report, said John A. Challenger, chief executive office of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a prestigious job-placement and consulting organization.
"Don't listen to it," he said. "It's not relevant to any one person's search."
His advice: Go look for a job, any job -- now.
"You have to get a fast start, and you have to stay at it in this kind of market, because there are more people searching for fewer jobs," he said. "So you cannot let up."