Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Don't get Snookered by Relatives

According to this article from Quartz, a news aggregator that drops a "interesting headlines" summary into my mailbox each morning (, you are about to get inundated with advice from relatives about how to find a job. 

But what does Uncle Bob know? The last new job he got was 20 years ago.

Those hiring will ignore everything on your resume--except this: a referral from someone they know, or even might know. All of your carefully-crafted resume tidbits and your cover letter will fade into nothingness, but the name of a trusted person who suggested you apply for a job will stand out as if it's illuminated with a thousand watts of neon!

This is why to network!

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