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The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever

The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever

Liz Ryan, BusinessWeek

Post Your Resume on Every Job Board

This is the best way in the world to get overexposed and undervalued in the job market. (Exception: If you’re looking for contract or journeyman IT work, it’s a great idea to post your credentials all over.) People will find your profile if they’re looking and if you’ve taken the time to fill it out with pithy details of your background. If you’re not employed, include a headline like “Online Marketer ISO Next Challenge” or “Controller Seeking Company Seeking Controller.” Your résumé posted on a job board is a spam-and-scam magnet and a mark that your network isn’t as robust as it might be. These aren’t the signs you want to put out there. Use your network (vs. the world at large) to help you spread the job-search word.

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