Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot

The title of the article I've found for you today is usually the sort of thing I scroll right past: "How to be the worst job seeker on the market."

Sometimes, these articles will provide great comic relief. They'll give you a chance to self-congratulate that you aren't making glaringly obvious errors:
  • Literally circling ads in the "help wanted" section of your newspaper as your only strategy for finding openings. A paper newspaper.
  • Sending out a resume with lots of misspellings.
  • Showing up half an hour late for the interview, smelling like booze (or worse).
  • Trash-talking a former employer, or even your college, for any reason.

But this article should be a good reality check for today's college students nearing graduation. It's very much worth reading--focuses mostly on SEO. What, you don't know what SEO is? You should... read on!

In the same vein, here's another link to a useful blog post--how to do some self-examination about what you may need to improve if you are not getting the responses you expect from your job applications:

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