How Not to Get a New Job in 2013 - was written by Susan Strayer LaMotte on Forbes. Here is a snippet of her awesome work:
1. Lack self-awareness and confidence. If you don’t know and believe in your strengths, no one else will. If you come across as hesitant or unsure about your qualifications, you invite others to question your qualifications. Ignore your strengths, feedback from previous work experiences and doubt yourself — that will really help your chances.
2. Don’t tell anyone. The fewer people that know about your job search, the better. Keep it totally quiet and under wraps. Don’t get any feedback on your resume or strategy from friends or former colleagues. It’s also good to ignore any networking connections those friends might have.
3. Cold-apply to as many jobs as possible. Hide behind your computer and look for jobs at companies where you don’t know anyone. Find any job that sounds relatively interesting and apply. Don’t follow up, either. Sit back and wait for the calls to start pouring in. And when they don’t, keep applying. Volume is always better.
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