Ineffective Job Search Techniques You Should Stop Using
Posted May 2, 2014on:
Have you been using the same job search techniques for a while now? And are you stuck on the job market? Maybe it’s time to rethink how you approach your job search. Here are some job search techniques that don’t work and you should stop using:
1. Don’t spend all of your search time online. Job boards can be great, but there is a lot of competition on there. Be sure to also use your connections and search paper ads as well.
2. Stop relying on the fact that you’re a “fast learner.” The ability to adapt is very useful, but employers are looking for somebody with tangible skills that can hit the ground running. Even if you’re not an obvious match, make an effort to show how the skills you do have can be applied to the job. This takes the focus off what you can’t do and puts it on what you can do.
3. Follow up with the interviewer or recruiter, but don’t do so with ridiculous frequency. There’s a difference between being proactive and being annoying. Too much follow-up can turn off a prospective employer.