Jan 26, 2018

4 min read

11 Unbelievably Bad Job Search Tips

Everybody wants to make a good impression on a resume or job interview, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Job search advice comes free and easy to online job seekers, but it doesn’t guarantee you’ll get hired. Here’s a look at the 11 weirdest — and just plain worst — job search tips we’ve seen.

1. Follow Up Several Times During the Job Search

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2. Accept the First Offer of Your Job Search

3. Apply for All Open Jobs by One Employer

4. Tell Them How Much You Need It

5. Talk About How Much Your Old Boss Loved You

6. Drop a Thank-you Gift at the Office

7. Say Yes to Everything the Recruiter Wants

8. Put Everything in Your Resume

9. Hide Your Personal Quirks

10. Let Them Know You’re Wanted Elsewhere

11. Just Fudge a Little

Yes, these job hunting tips are way over the top, but they’re not all bad. If you can limit yourself to their positive, root essence — showing confidence, but not arrogance; highlighting your desirable qualifications, but making sure they’re real; and being friendly and relatable, but not a pushover — you’re guaranteed to make a great impression.

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