Don’t seem desperate in your job search

I see a lot of resumes and do a lot of interviews each week.  It is pretty evident who is desperate in their job search.  I am not saying it is not OK to feel desperate, just don’t let it show.

I’m open to anything

Many candidate when asked “What are you looking for” or “Why are you interested in this job” answer “I’m open to anything” or “because I have done it before.”  Here is a newsflash… that does NOT get an employer interested in you.  Think if you were on a first date with someone and you asked them “why did you ask me out?”  They answer: “Oh, I’ll date anyone, I am not picky.”  Or how about if they answered “because I have dated people of your gender before.”  WOW what a winner!

Don’t apply desperate

When you start applying for a position you need to show that you are interested in THAT position and THAT company.  Do a little research, find out what makes them unique.  It really is not that difficult to do for one position.  I will grant you that it can be daunting to do for each and every job you apply for but if you want to be successful in your job search, you need to.

Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso

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