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The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice for Job Hunting

By on August 6, 2013
Job Hunting

With all of the advice flying around the internet about how make yourself stand out and find a job in the current economy, it can be difficult to know who to listen to.

While much of the job-hunting advice out there is based on evidence and personal experience, there are some tips that just don’t cut it. The following are 5 terrible pieces of advice that job seekers should be certain to avoid.

1. Wait For Them To Call

One of the worst and most prevalent pieces of job-hunting advice is the idea that you should wait for them to call. Even if the posting you applied for explicitly states “no calls”, it is still more than okay to follow up on your resume.

After all, any number of people could have applied to that posting and you will never make your resume stand out from a huge stack of papers if you don’t follow up and push the employer to at least consider you.

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