Against Traditional Advice
I’ve copied a list of things not to do if you’re looking for a job. There’s no original thought here (on my part).
10 Job-Search Rules to Break This Minute
by: Liz Ryan
Top 10 most useless job-search rules to break as soon as you get a chance:
1. Never use “I” in your resume.
2. Never make it obvious (on LinkedIn, for instance) that you’re job-seeking.
3. Your cover letter should be conversational, while your resume should be formal.
4. If you can reach an HR person inside the company, you’re ahead of the game.
5. When you’re asked for salary requirements, quote the lowest number you can.
6. In a job interview, talk as much of the time as you can.
7. On a job interview, make sure the interviewer knows you’re perfect for the job.
8. Ask the interviewer, “Can I have the job?”
9. Wait until the job offer is extended before discussing salary.
10. Only go after jobs that look perfect for you, on paper.