Three Ways You’re Killing Your Job Search Without Even Realizing It

Being in active job search mode often means you feel compelled to do something: post your resume online, apply for as many jobs as you can and network with contacts old and new.

However, there is a wide gap between activity and productivity. When the activity is actually not moving you forward into phone screens, in-person interviews and offers, then it’s time to stop and re-examine your approach.

The reality is that the precise things you think you should be doing are the exact strategies that are killing your search.

Posting your resume all over the internet simply means you are devoting time to an activity with little to no return. Applying for as many jobs as you can means you don’t have focus and smell like desperation. And when your networking is not working, that doesn’t mean you should repeat it, just expand it.

Here’s what smart candidates do to stop spinning their wheels and actually make progress:

Stop being the needle in the haystack.

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